Cleveland Clinic announces fully paid parental leave for employees beginning in 2020

Cleveland Clinic announces fully paid parental leave for employees beginning in 2020
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland Clinic will begin to offer fully paid time off for eligible parents beginning in 2020.

The hospital system’s new employee benefit is meant to provide peace of mind to families at the early stages of parenthood.

Fully paid parental leave will be provided as follows:

  • Eight weeks of maternity leave for the mother following childbirth, plus four weeks of parental leave
  • Four weeks of paid parental leave for the other parent

“At Cleveland Clinic, our employees are considered caregivers. They are the heart of our health system, and caring for them means investing in them and their families. That’s why improving the caregiver experience is one of our top priorities,” Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic said in a statement.

The initiative is expected to be implemented by April 2020.

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