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IKEA expands parental leave to 4 months

Posted: 12:15 PM, Dec 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-06 15:27:22-05
IKEA is significantly expanding its paid parental leave for U.S. employees.
 
The home furniture store says starting Jan. 1, workers can get up to 4 months paid parental leave.
 
Under the current system, IKEA parents are eligible for 5 days of paid leave in addition to 6-8 weeks of paid disability leave.
 
The retailer says new parental leave benefits will apply to birth mothers and fathers, as well as adoptive and foster parents.