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An ‘Unlimited’ Parental Leave Policy Sounds Great, but Will It Work?

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The Netflix company logo is seen at Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos on April 13, 2011. (Credit: Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

The Netflix company logo is seen at Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos on April 13, 2011. (Credit: Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

In the race to load up tech industry employees with generous perks, Netflix just made a quantum leap ahead of most everyone else.

The company recently announced in a blog post that it was introducing an expanded maternity and paternity leave policy, creating what may well be the longest parental leave available to new moms and dads at a large U.S. company.

Netflix Chief Talent Officer Tawni Cranz wrote in the post that employees — whether men or women — could step out as long as they wanted during the first year after their child’s birth or adoption. They can also return part time or full time, and will keep getting paid as usual, doing away with the hurdle of moving onto and off disability pay.

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