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Accenture India increases paid maternity leave to 22 weeks

Accenture has increased maternity-leave benefits for its full-time and part-time women employees in India to 22 weeks of paid leave, up from the current statutory requirement of 12 weeks.  The new policy, which was effective May 1, also allows employees in India who don't have enough accrued vacation time, but want additional time off beyond the maternity leave, to take unpaid leave for another 12 weeks.  Employees also may take an additional four weeks of paid leave if there is an illness directly related to the mother’s pregnancy. “There is ...