Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Puppy Parental Leave Among The Newest Benefit Offerings In The United States

From Forbes:

The latest development in expanded benefits policies offered by employers is Puppy Parental Leave. BrewDog, a beer company based out of Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom, announced the policy with this adorable video from their resident pooches.

In fact, according to their recent press release, BrewDog allows both. “Yes, having dogs in our offices makes everyone else more chilled and relaxed – but we know only too well that having a new arrival – whether a mewling pup or unsettled rescue dog – can be stressful for human and hound both. So we are becoming the first in our industry to give our staff a working week’s leave on us to help settle a new furry family member into their home.”

What’s interesting about this new benefit is not necessarily that it relates to anything driven by millennials, but that it is offered because dogs are part of the core values of their company. More and more companies, such as Facebook extending its bereavement leave policy, are expanding what they offer employees as it relates to their company core beliefs.

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