Publishing giant EA is expanding its paid parental leave program for its employees. The Battlefield and Mass Effect publisher this week announced that US employees who have been with the company for more than a year can receive 10 weeks of paid parent leave following the birth or adoption of a child.
This is for mothers, fathers, and adoptive parents.
Birth mothers can combine this with disability leave to get up to six months of paid leave.
The new measures were announced in a blog post this week from EA chief talent officer Gabrielle Toledano.
“Welcoming a new family member is one of the most exciting times for our employees,” she said. “As a mother, I know firsthand how important it is to have ample time to bond with your new child. That’s why I’m very pleased to share that we’ve updated our parental leave policies for the US to allow for additional paid time away for our employees who are expanding their families.
“Research shows that paid leave improves employee morale, retention, and most importantly, has significant benefits for family health and wellness,” she added. “At EA, we want to create a culture that inspires you to do the best work of your career, but we know you can only do that by having the flexibility and support to balance your career and personal life.”
An EA representative told GI.biz that new parents previously received seven weeks of parental leave. In addition, the representative confirmed that leave pay has been increased.
EA is a global company and its benefits vary depending on country and other elements. You can learn more about EA’s perks and benefits at its careers website.