Medtronic employees enjoy more family leave

Medtronic employees enjoy more family leave

 March 14, 2019

Medtronic employees are taking advantage of six additional weeks of paid time off to deal with family care needs.

One example of an employee seeing the benefits of the additional leave is Monica Casillas. The company policy allowed Monica to take an additional six weeks of paid time off from work to care for her newborn son, Gabriel.

“When I went into labor I was expecting to be back to work in six weeks,” says Monica, a Medtronic customer service representative in San Antonio, Texas.

“Now Medtronic was offering six more weeks, to give me extra time to bond with my baby. I felt like I was really cared about.”

A chance to focus on family life

The Medtronic Family Care Leave Policy applies to all full-time and part-time employees in the United States. It provides up to six additional weeks of paid time off for employees to care for sick family members or to support family impacted when a spouse, child or parent is called to active military duty.

The benefit also covers mothers and fathers bonding with a new child (birth, adoptive or surrogate, and including non-birth parents). Combined with already existing parental benefits, mothers of newborns can now receive up to 14 weeks of paid time off and new fathers can receive up to 8 weeks.

Carol Surface, Chief Human Resources Officer at Medtronic, says: "We believe we have created a benefit that goes well beyond current practice in the U.S. and affords Medtronic employees the valuable time they need with their families at critical times in their lives.”

A prime employer that really cares

Workers are placing greater importance on their employer’s policies toward employee families.

“Employees who know they’re supported are going to be more committed to the organization, and we will see that return reflected in employee engagement,” explains Denise King, Vice President of Benefits and Total Rewards Operations.

“This says so much about the executive leadership team — they really care about our people.”

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