“Well, this is a trend we can get behind. Fresh off the news that Fenwick & West stepped up with some impressive parental benefits, a tipster reached out with some exciting details about the parental leave being offered at White & Case.
Effective January 2018, the firm now offers 12 weeks paid leave for all Legal and Business Services employees who are new parents following the birth or placement of a child. The policy applies regardless of gender or primary caregiver status. This is in addition to disability leave for birthing mothers, which is typically 8-10 weeks.
One of the best features of the firm’s new program is the flexibility it provides. The new leave program allows new parents to take the time off consecutively or intermittently in a minimum of one-day increments, at any point in the first 12 months. Additionally, for parents who are adopting or fostering children, leave can be taken prior to the placement in order to ease the process.
For the firm, it’s part of a process of creating a top-notch work environment that allows their employees to build their careers.”