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IBM is giving new parents more paid time-off

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Posted at 5:07 AM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 08:40:35-04

IBM is giving new parents more paid time off.

According to CNN, the company's new policy doubles paid leave to 12 weeks.

Mothers and fathers who had children after November 2016 are eligible for the new benefits.They have until one year after their child's birth to take the leave.

Moms who give birth are covered under medical disability for an additional six to eight weeks off work.

IBM also unveiled other benefits for traveling mothers and financial assistance for parents who adopt or use a surrogate.

The expanded policies apply to both full-time and part-time employees in the US, according to CNN.