Microsoft GC to Business Partners: If You Want to Work With Us, Offer Paid Family Leave

MicrosoftOutside companies that provide services to Microsoft Corp. will be required to provide their employees 12 weeks of paid family leave, announced the company’s new general counsel, Dev Stahlkopf.

The Washington Post reports that, under the requirement, mothers and fathers who perform work for Microsoft — biological and adoptive — must receive 12 weeks of leave at two-thirds of their wages or up to $1,000 weekly. The new rule applies to outside contractors, such as those providing culinary, housekeeping and receptionist work.

“Microsoft now partners with more than 1,000 firms across the U.S. — half of which work outside Washington state,” writes reporter Danielle Paquette.

Read the Washington Post article.