Alphabet Inc’s Google on Thursday announced that it is increasing the vacation days and leaves for taking care of newborns and seriously ill loved ones.
Google announced that the employees will now get a minimum of 20 paid vacation days annually.
Earlier, Google offered only 15 vacation days, but now the number has been increased to 20.
Google’s chief people officer, Fiona Cicconi, stated that the leaves were increased “to support our employees at every stage of their lives and that means providing extraordinary benefits.”
The search giant further stated that the new parents can take up to 24 weeks off as compared with 18 previously. Other parents are entitled to 18 weeks of leave, up from 12, BusinessToday reported.
Google will not only increase the leave of parents to newborns, but it will also double the leaves of employees taking care of seriously ill patients at home.
Google offers multiple perks to its employees, which include paid leaves, on-site meals and snacks, internet reimbursement and company-paid mobile phone, four “work from anywhere” weeks per year, workplace accommodations for physical or mental health concerns, and more.
However, employees had complained about long work hours without being able to enjoy free meals and other Google office perks due to the ongoing pandemic.
Google has also pushed back its return to office deadline recently.