REA Group announces six months paid parental leave for primary carers

REA Group announces six months paid parental leave for primary carers
REA Group announces six months paid parental leave for primary carers

The REA Group has announced six months’ paid parental leave for primary caregivers and three months of paid leave for secondary carers/partners.

“Becoming a parent is incredibly exciting and we want our people to enjoy the experience without worrying about how to combine work and family,” said Tracey Fellows, REA Group CEO.

The group will also pay superannuation for the entire period of leave, paid and unpaid, for up to 12 months, to ensure employees’ super isn’t impacted, said a media release.

“By providing six months’ paid leave to our employees who are primary carers, and three months paid leave for secondary carers, we’re giving our people financial security to take the time they need with their families," Fellows added.

“People are at the heart of everything we do and we are very proud to be one of the first Australian technology companies to offer this kind of benefit to our employees.” 

After joining work, primary carers can work at reduced hours (75% of agreed work hours) at full pay for the first four weeks. 

“We want to show leadership across every facet of our business and this includes how we care for our employees when they become parents. A high proportion of our people are millennials and each year over 10% of our Australian workforce take parental leave," said Barb Hyman, REA Group’s executive general manager, People and Culture.

 

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