Marissa Mayer doubles maternity leave for Yahoo employees

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Credit: Getty Images
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
Credit: Getty Images

Yahoo is on its way to make working for the company a little more enjoyable.

Two months after Yahoo prohibited employees to work from home, the company is now doubling paid leave for new parents.

Yahoo mothers are now eligible to take 16 weeks of paid time off, compared to the eight they were eligible for before. As for fathers, they are now allowed to take eight weeks off, according to NBC Bay Area.

“Over the last several months, we’ve introduced new benefits like free food to make Yahoos’ days easier, new smartphones to encourage innovation, and updated computers to speed productivity,” Yahoo said in a statement to Mashable. “Recently we rolled out some new and improved benefits to support the happiness and well-being of Yahoos and their families.”

Yahoo also told Mashable that it will reimburse employees for up to $500 worth of “daily habits,” such as laundry, child care and house-cleaning.

This launches Yahoo in line with other Silicon Valley companies. Google offers 22 weeks of paid maternity leave and Facebook gives both its male and female employees four months of paid leave.

Two months ago Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who took over last July when she was pregnant, came under fire for cracking down on employees working from home.

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