Moment joins coalition to raise industry standards for parental leave
We believe that parents and their tiny humans need time and security as they start off their new lives together. Unfortunately, the United States is the only industrialized nation that doesn’t guarantee paid leave for new parents. Lack of suitable parental leave policies is a massive and systemic issue in our country and our industry. While we can’t tackle it alone, we’re not satisfied to sit on the sidelines as it gets resolved either.
We’re proud to announce that Moment is a founding member of Pledge Parental Leave (#PledgePL), a coalition of design industry leaders committed to raising the standard of parental benefits.
“Supporting parents with careers is important to our people, to our business, and to our society. Moment is proud to be among PPL’s founding partners by making this pledge to parents and bringing attention to this critical issue.”
- Shannon O’Brien, Managing Director
We’re proud that our parental leave policy goes well beyond industry and national standards, and we’ve published our clear, concise policy below. Our policy applies to all new moms and dads, including new parents who have adopted. We hope that our commitment raises awareness and inspires more companies to step up and do what’s right.
To learn more about Pledge Parental Leave and join the coalition, go to www.pledgepl.org. Founding partner ustwo has put together an excellent set of resources to help your company realize that this commitment is the right choice for parents, but also for your business’ bottom line.
Moment’s Parental Leave Policy
Moment offers full-time employees up to 12 consecutive weeks of paid leave for the birth, adoption, or foster care of a child within 12 months following birth or placement of the child. There is no waiting period or service requirement, and this leave is in addition to other applicable leaves, such as family and medical leave (which is 12 weeks unpaid), including the baby bonding form of family and medical leave.
Employees on parental leave will enjoy job security for the duration of their leave and up to six months. This means that under most circumstances, employees on parental leave will be reinstated to the same position held at the time they commenced the leave or to an equivalent position with equivalent pay, benefits, and other employment terms and conditions.
During parental leave, Moment will continue making contributions for the employee’s group health benefits on the same terms as if they had continued to work.
UPDATE: One year after we joined Pledge Parental leave, it’s still going strong here at Moment, and with other companies. Read more about it in this Adweek article.
Originally published at momentdesign.com.