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Elon Musk cuts Twitter parental leave from 20 weeks to just two

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Twit leader Elon Musk has cut parental leave from 20 weeks to two, internal documents have revealed.

Musk, 51, has made many controversial decisions since taking over as CEO of Twitter, and his latest move affects new parents.

According to the New York Times Tech Reporter, Kate Congerwho reviewed internal documents, the CEO of Tesla almost eliminated parental leave, granting only a minimum of two weeks of paid leave.

“This is superseded by whatever is required by law in the region where the employees work, plus a ‘top-up’ of two weeks off,” Conger wrote.

Most states don’t have paid leave, which means new moms and dads would only get a maximum of two weeks.

California – where the company is based – offers up to eight weeks of leave.

Twit leader Elon Musk has cut parental leave from 20 weeks to two, internal documents have revealed.

Twit leader Elon Musk has cut parental leave from 20 weeks to two, internal documents have revealed.

According to New York Times tech reporter Kate Conger, who reviewed internal documents, Tesla's CEO nearly eliminated parental leave, granting only a minimum of two weeks of paid leave.

According to New York Times tech reporter Kate Conger, who reviewed internal documents, Tesla's CEO nearly eliminated parental leave, granting only a minimum of two weeks of paid leave.

According to New York Times tech reporter Kate Conger, who reviewed internal documents, Tesla’s CEO nearly eliminated parental leave, granting only a minimum of two weeks of paid leave.

Other states – like New York and New Jersey – offer up to 12 weeks, with the most generous state being Rhode Island at 30 weeks.

Immediately after Conger exposed Musk’s internal moves, the billionaire was heavily criticized by a nonprofit, former employees and Twitter users.

Dawn Huckelbridge, founding director of Paid Leave for All, told DailyMail.com in a statement: “Paid leave is a proven boost for businesses and bottom lines, and a lifeline for working families.” But this decision is further proof that we cannot rely on the private sector to solve this problem – we need a federal program to guarantee paid leave for all workers.

“And ask anyone who’s given birth what their health and life looks like two weeks later, or what their baby needs, and you’ll realize that’s a slap in the face.”

“This is superseded by whatever is required by law in the region where the employees work, plus a ‘top-up’ of two weeks off,” Conger wrote. California – where the company is based – offers up to eight weeks of leave

Former employee Tina Forrest wrote on Twitter: “As a former Twitter employee who oversaw the LOA (leave of absence) in the US and rolled out the 20 week policy in 2016, this is DEPRESSING. I am really sorry to hear that some amazing policies/programs are being dismantled.

Another former employee, Megan Anderson, wrote: ‘So let me get this straight…as an ex-Tweep who lives in MO – a state that doesn’t require employers to give time off – I wouldn’t have only 2 weeks under this new policy?

“Also, how does this not violate the benefits protection vesting agreement for 1 year after closing?”

Immediately after Conger revealed Musk's internal moves, the billionaire was heavily criticized by a nonprofit, former employees and Twitter users.

Immediately after Conger revealed Musk's internal moves, the billionaire was heavily criticized by a nonprofit, former employees and Twitter users.

Immediately after Conger revealed Musk’s internal moves, the billionaire was heavily criticized by a nonprofit, former employees and Twitter users.

One Twitter user called Musk “misogynistic and [a] anti-workers”, while being “anti-society” and “inhumane”.

A Twitter user called out Musk for his ever-growing family, writing, “He’s obsessed with raising the birth rate.” He is rather less concerned about what happens once they are born.

Similar companies, like Google, are giving fathers up to 16 weeks off, while allowing mothers to take up to 24.

Brooklyn-based retailer Etsy is allowing its employees to take up to 24 weeks.

Origin: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk



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