After Netflix, Adobe extends parental leave policy

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SAN JOSE (KRON/AP) — Another Silicon Valley tech company has announced it’s extending its paid parental leave policy. San Jose-based Adobe is the latest to make the move, after Netflix said it’s providing more paid time off for new parents.

Adobe Systems Inc. said Monday that it will offer parents who are the primary caregivers 16 weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child. That’s in addition to 10 weeks of paid medical leave following childbirth, so a new mother could take a total of 26 weeks off.

Under the policy, non-primary caregivers will receive four weeks with full pay.

Adobe will also cover up to four weeks of family leave to care for a sick family member.

The new policy applies to the company’s 6,000 U.S. employees. It goes into effect Nov. 1.

Last week Los Gatos based-Netflix announced it’s now allowing employees to take unlimited maternity or paternity leave during the first year after their child’s birth or adoption

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