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Netflix Offers New Parents Up to a Year of Parental Leave

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How Tech's Parental Perks Stack Up

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Netflix Inc., which lets employees take as much vacation as they want, is now offering as much as one year of paid time off to new mothers and fathers in what’s probably the most generous parental leave policy in the U.S.

New parents can be away from the office for as many days as they choose in the first 12 months after a child’s birth or adoption, Netflix said Tuesday in a blog post. The policy sets it far apart from the vast majority of U.S. employers, even in the technology industry, which is famous for worker perks. At Facebook Inc., mothers and fathers get four months paid leave, plus $4,000 in “baby cash,” while at Google Inc. it’s up to 18 weeks.