Elon Musk Modifies the Parental Leave Policy at Twitter: Report
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Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, has changed the company’s regulations and the platform several times since assuming the position last year. In-house corporate documents reported by the New York Times state that the most recent adjustment is the lowering of parental leave from 20 weeks, or nearly 140 days, to just 14 days.

Employees who work in US states without a paid leave policy will be impacted by the change.

New: Prior to this, Twitter offered its employees 20 weeks of paid parental leave. According to internal documents, that’s being modified to reflect the requirements of the local legislation in the region where the employees operate, along with a “top up” of two weeks of vacation, alleged NYT reporter Kate Conger in a tweet.

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A New York Post research found that there is no federal law in the US that mandates paid parental leave. However, the Family and Medical Leave Act allows some employees to take “unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons” for up to 12 weeks. It’s vital to keep in mind that 12 states provide paid family and medical leave in some capacity. Employees in California are eligible for up to eight weeks of paid leave, per state law. In addition to the 12 weeks of paid leave, New York and New Jersey each offer up to 26 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave.

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The billionaire received criticism from a number of individuals for shortening the leave, which will allow moms in several US states to relax, heal, and spend time with their newborns.

So tell me, under this new policy, I would only be eligible for two weeks of vacation as an ex-Tweep who lives in Missouri, a state that doesn’t mandate that businesses provide any paid time off? Also, how does this not violate the acquisition agreement’s requirement to protect benefits for a year following close? “, a user asked.

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Twitter ought to feel ashamed. How long is the paid parental leave—two weeks? This is not the way, someone else said.


“Being with my family during that time was a very significant experience,” a third person said. “I got to take advantage of Twitter’s 20 weeks for parental leave. It’s incredibly stupid to take it away.

This is how the gender pay gap has been ingrained. Two weeks after giving birth, a woman might choose to go back to work or take a lengthy, unpaid leave of absence. 20 weeks of paid parental leave reduces that, a different user observed.

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Only a corporation that is close to bankruptcy would do this, someone claimed.

Another commenter said, “You can’t be obsessed with falling birthrates and then encourage your staff to not have children.”