Netflix expands parental leave

Emily Steele, for the New York Times:

Netflix announced on Tuesday that it was starting an unlimited leave policy for new mothers and fathers for the first year after the birth or adoption of a child.

As part of the new maternity and paternity policy, employees will receive their normal pay. They will be able to return to work part time or full time, and they may also return to work and then take additional time off, if needed.

Good on them to do this. Way to set up a huge advantage over other companies.

Still doesn't change the fact that the U.S. doesn't mandate paid leave for companies. I don't know why we, as a society, treat new parents with such hostility.