first_imgGlobal science organisation DuPont has launched a new paid parental leave policy for its 33,400 worldwide staff, providing at least four weeks of fully-paid leave.The policy allows new birth, adoptive, or same-sex parents to take up to four weeks of leave at full pay in order to care for a newborn. This leave can be taken continuously at one time or can be used intermittently during the child’s first year. The policy is also applicable for each child an employee has, not just for their first baby.The new policy, which was announced on 14 May 2019, has been introduced to provide a global minimum level of parental leave that will apply for all employees across the business.The paid parental leave benefit will be effective from 1 June 2019 for employees based in the United States; the policy will then be rolled out to all global locations by the end of 2020. DuPont operates across North America, Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America (LATAM).Birth mothers working at DuPont will also benefit from the organisation’s enhanced paid maternity leave provision, which has been extended to offer up to 12 weeks of paid leave.Marc Doyle, chief executive officer elect at DuPont and chief operating officer at DowDuPont, speciality products division, said: “We are proud of our employees and when they become a new parent, we are excited to help them thrive at work and at home.“Great [organisations] care about their employees. This policy demonstrates that we care about our employees’ wellbeing, empowering them with the flexibility to make it easier to choose both family and career. What’s more, it will enhance our ability to attract and retain top talent and lead to the continued success of our [business] as we transform our workplace.”last_img read more

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   LISTEN: Warren Moon, Hall of Fame quarterback The Seattle Seahawks, coming off a Super Bowl victory, are dealing with an unhappy Marshawn Lynch.The San Francisco 49ers, who lost a nailbiter to the Seahawks in the NFC Championship game, will be without the services of Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis, who is also holding out for more money. The 49ers also dealt with some offseason drama courtesy of QB Colin Kaepernick, who recently signed a contract extension.The point is, the teams the Arizona Cardinals are chasing in the NFC West have had their share of issues over the last couple months, and appear primed to have more problems in the coming weeks. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo But none of that compares to what the Arizona Cardinals are having to deal with, according to Hall of Fame QB and Seahawks analyst Warren Moon. “I think the biggest losses will probably be the Arizona Cardinals,” Moon told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Tuesday. “Because you lose those two inside linebackers, they’re two very dynamic players.“You might want to lose one of them but definitely don’t want to lose both of them, and losing both of them, that’s a big hole they’re going to have to fill.”Moon is referring to Karlos Dansby, who left Arizona for Cleveland as a free agent, and Daryl Washington, who was suspended for the season due to violating the league’s policy on substance abuse.Last season, the two combined to form one of the best inside linebacker duos in the league, combining for 197 total tackles, 9.5 sacks and six interceptions. In their place, the team seems ready to turn to second-year pro Kevin Minter and veteran Larry Foote. Minter, a second-round pick out of LSU, played just one defensive snap last season, and Foote appeared in just one game due to injury. At best, what the Cardinals have is an unknown, though many believe they’re going to suffer a significant drop-off at an important position. Top Stories And that, Moon believes, is more damaging than any of the drama the Cardinals’ competition has to deal with.“Nobody else lost any players,” he said. “If anything, some of these teams gained players. Sam Bradford is coming back from an injury, Michael Sam is added to their football team. Marshawn Lynch is still going to be a part of the Seahawks football team. “But you guys actually lost two very good players that you won’t have their services this year, so that’s a bigger loss.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more