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This might make you want to pucker up for Estée Lauder lipstick and everything else they sell. The company is made some big changes to their parental-leave policy that will help their employees who are considering having a baby. The news made me want to run out and buy their make-up in support of their company!

They new policy includes:
• $10,000 to adopt.
• 20 weeks of PAID leave.
• $20,000 toward fertility treatments, in-home child care and elder care at a reduced rate.
• a back-to-work transition program.

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For those who choose to have, foster, or adopt a child will get 20 weeks of paid leave. If they conceive of that child themselves, they will receive an additional six to eight weeks of paid time off.

All of this regardless of sex, gender, and sexual orientation! They are following the lead of a few other major companies, like IBM, Twitter, and Amazon. They told Business Insider that “the company realizes that no one family looks the same, which is why it wants to give employees multiple benefits options if they choose to have a child.” Kudos to you, Estée Lauder!

In comparison:
• The Family Medical Leave Act gives women 12 weeks job-protected unpaid leave but not all workers qualify for that.

• According to Paid Leave for the United States, a non-profit advocating for paid family leave:
• 1 in 4 new moms go back to work 10 days after childbirth.
• 94% of low-income working people have no access to paid family leave. 

Around the world
The countries with the 10 longest maternity leaves are all in Europe. Bulgaria came in first with just under 59 weeks of paid leave, while Estonia and Poland tied for 10th place at 20 weeks. (From CNN)

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."