Deloitte to Offer Paid Leave for Elder Caregiving

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Professional-services firm will let employees take up to 16 weeks for range of caregiving

The latest step in family-friendly benefits: paid leave for all caregiving, including eldercare.

In recent years, a parade of blue chip employers, mainly in the technology, financial-services and professional-services industries, have been competing to offer ever more generous parental-leave benefits. On Thursday professional-services firm Deloitte LLP is announcing that it will offer up to 16 weeks of fully paid leave for a wide range of caregiving, including maternity and paternity leave, eldercare and aid for other sick family members or partners.

The policy is a recognition that caregiving isn’t limited to new parents, but affects a far broader class of employees, according to a Deloitte spokesman.

Read more of this article by Rachel Emma Silverman on the The Wall Street Journal website & let us know what you think in the comments box below.

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