Why You Shouldn’t Try to Match Yahoo’s Fabulous New Maternity Leave Policy

by Evil HR Lady on May 3, 2013

After Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer caught all sorts of flack over her no telecommuting policy, she has seemingly done a 180 on the warm and fuzzy family-friendly scale with a new maternity leave policy that is, by all accounts, awesome for an American business. New moms who give birth themselves get 16 weeks of paid leave with benefits. New dads get eight weeks paid paternity leave. If you adopt or foster, both mom and dad are eligible for eight weeks paid leave. In addition to leave, new parents receive $500 for things such as house cleaning.

All of this sounds awesome and it brings Yahoo more in line with its direct talent competitors, Google and Facebook, but it’s not what you need to do for your business. Here’s why.

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