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Choice Hotels expands parental leave and caretaking benefits

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Choice Hotels International announced new parental leave and caretaking benefits. These new benefits are in addition to several already existing offerings such as financial support for adoption, surrogacy and other infertility treatments.

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Highlights of the new policy include:

Parental leave

- Up to 4 weeks leave for paternal, adoptive, and domestic partner parents at full pay, to be taken within the first six months after birth to bond with a new child.

- Up to 12 weeks leave for new mothers at full pay, inclusive of approved short-term disability benefits.

- Up to 4 weeks return to work transition time for the primary caregiver, providing full pay for a reduced work schedule.

Caregiver leave:

- 4 weeks of intermittent paid leave per year for employees who are taking care of eligible family members, including child, spouse or parent.

Back-up care support:

- back-up care available in home or at a facility, includes care for children, specialized care for disabled children or adults, and elder care.

"At Choice, we know how difficult it can be to achieve work/life balance and we are committed to providing our valued employees with the support they need.

"The time we each have to spend with our loved ones is never enough, and I'm proud that our company plans to give us all a little more of it.

"By enhancing our benefits we hope to attract and retain the top talent in the industry," said CEO Steve Joyce.

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