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Microsoft Thailand introduces ‘enhanced’ parental leave 

May 08. 2017
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By The Nation

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Microsoft Thailand announced its enhanced parental leave policies and introduced new family caregivers leave benefits on Monday to ensure its employees have the time they need to care for the people who matter most in their lives, the company said. 

The revamped benefits were effective May 2 and include 20 weeks of maternity leave (for biological mothers), six weeks of parental leave (for biological and adoptive fathers/adoptive mothers) and a new four-weeks family-caregiver leave.

New benefits Chutima Sribumrungsart, human resource lead Microsoft, Thailand, said: “Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more, and succeeding in this is literally impossible without our great employees who bring their best to work every day. 

“At the same time, the company is committed to provide the best thing for our employees by continually assessing, refining, and enhancing the world-class benefits we offer. 

“We know that there are times when family will be their only focus, so we want our employees to have the time they need to be fully present at home and care for the people who matter most in their lives.”

To ensure new parents have enough time to bond with their newborn or adopted children, Microsoft increased maternity leave from 12 to 20 weeks and paternity leave from three days to six weeks – both paid at 100 per cent, the tech giant said.

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