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Google to Require Contractors Get Health Care, Parental Leave

  • Over half of Google workforce misses out on full-time benefits
  • Temporary employees have lobbied for equal treatment
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Google will require contracting companies it does business with to give employees health care, parental leave and other benefits. The decision comes after months of activism from Google staff and contractors asking for equal treatment.

The new policy will require health benefits, sick leave, a $15 minimum wage, paid parental leave and $5,000 a year for education, a Google spokeswoman wrote in an email.