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Google increases family leave for employees to 14 weeks

Source | amp-cnn-com.cdn.ampproject.org | Rishi Iyengar | CNN Business

San Francisco (CNN Business)Google is giving its workers eight extra weeks of paid leave to take care of their families as the coronavirus outbreak forces schools to remain closed.

The tech giant is now offering 14 weeks of additional leave due to the global pandemic, the company confirmed to CNN Business. Last month it gave two weeks of leave for caregivers in its workforce, with an option to take four more. Employees can take consecutive weeks off or adjust their working hours over several days, a spokesperson said.

The policy will only apply to Google’s full-time global workforce — which numbers more than 100,000 — and not to its thousands of vendors and contractors, the spokesperson added.

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