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Deloitte workers now get 16 weeks of paid leave for caregiving



Here's some good news for those who have to figure out how to care for a newborn, elderly relative, or sick family member, all while working. 

Deloitte, one of the largest consulting firms in the country, just changed its employee benefits package to include 16 weeks  of paid leave for caregiving which includes maternity and paternity leave, elderly care, and care for the sick. 

Individuals and organizations alike are calling for other companies to follow suit. 

The shift in policy comes at a time when many companies across the country are trying to attract and retain top talent by offering the best benefits. 

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, the average caregiver (someone who provides care for another individual for at least 21 hours a week) in the U.S. reports a high level of emotional and financial stress. 

The United States is one of the only developed nations in the world that does not mandate some sort of paid maternity or paternity leave. 

Is 16 Weeks Enough?

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