NEW DELHI, Jan 31: L’Oréal India today said it has improved parental benefits policy which includes 26 weeks of maternity leave, 12 weeks adoption leave, 2 weeks paternity leave besides other facilities, in a bid to attract and retain employees.
The company’s new parental benefits include 26 weeks of paid leave for mothers, pre-commute assistance to expecting women employees starting from the 6th month of pregnancy and child care allowance for a period of two years from the date of delivery.
To help new mothers ease back into work, they can also avail of reduced work hours for two continuous weeks immediately after resuming work. The policy also entitles fathers to paid leave of two weeks.
Additionally, the adoption leave has been increased to 12 weeks for mothers and 1 week for fathers.
“This policy empowers our employees to take advantage of the special bonding time with their child before returning back to work. We are excited and extremely proud to offer these benefits and advance our ability to attract and retain a high-performance workforce,” said Mohit James, Director, Human Resources, L’Oréal India.
In order to support the work-life balance of employees, L’Oréal India will also offer flexible working options to each parent as well as pre and post natal support and employee well-being sessions along with dedicated HR and management support.
L’Oréal India employs over 1,600 people across four regional offices, including its two manufacturing facilities in Chakan (Pune) and Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), its Research and Innovation facilities, and at the headquarters in Mumbai. (PTI)