PayPal, the global leader in online payments, today announced enhanced caregiving paid leave policies for its employees in India, including more than doubling its current maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks and doubling its paternity leave from 5 to 10 days. The company has also introduced paid adoption leave of 16 weeks for its female employees, while the paternity policy has been adjusted to include adoption leave within its mandate. The move is part of PayPal’s continuing efforts to ensure a balanced approach to work and life among its employees in the country.
“At PayPal, we believe that fostering an open, diverse and innovation-driven culture is essential for our employees to be at their creative best. As part of this effort, our extended caregiving policies not only enable women to come back to work after having children, but also offer a supportive, family-friendly environment for both parents. We are aware that enabling an inclusive workplace also includes helping fathers spend more time with their newborn children and our enhanced paternity leave,along with the newly introduced adoption leave policy, reflects our understanding of the evolving family dynamics among our employees,” said Jayanthi Vaidyanathan, Director, Human Resources, PayPal. “
The extended caregiving leave policies are effective from January 1,2017.
At PayPal (Nasdaq:PYPL), we put people at the center of everything we do. Founded in 1998, we continue to be at the forefront of the digital payments revolution. PayPal gives people better ways to manage and move their money, offering them choice and flexibility in how they are able to send money, pay or get paid. We operate an open, secure and technology agnostic payments platform that businesses use to securely transact with their customers online, in stores and increasingly on mobile devices. In 2015, 28% of the 4.9 billion payments we processed were made on a mobile device. With our 192 million active customer accounts, PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in more than 200 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.