VIDEO: Zillow expands its family leave policy
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VIDEO: Zillow expands its family leave policy


WE HAVE A CREW HEADED TO THE SCENE RIGHT NOW AND WE WILL HAVE A LIVE REPORT IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES.>>>IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY WEEK, WE ARE HEARING ABOUT A NEW COMPANY EXPANDING ITS LEAVE POLICIES.>>LAST WEEK, IT WAS AMAZON AND BEFORE THAT MICROSOFT AND THAT LEX. — NETFLIX.>>IT SEEMS LIKE PEOPLE ARE EITHER JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON ARE TRYING TO ONE UP EACH OTHER. ZILLOW HAS JUST ANNOUNCED EMPLOYEES CAN TAKE 16 WEEKS OF PAID TIME OFF. THERE ARE ALSO THROWING IN 1000 GO LOOK — $1000 GIFT CARD.>>Reporter: SHE IS 12 DAYS OUT FROM HER DUE DATE. SHE ALREADY HAS A 4-YEAR-OLD AND IS EXCITED ABOUT THE FRATERNITY — PATERNITY LEAVE — MATERNITY LEAVE.>>40% ARE WOMEN.>>ZILLOW’S CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER IS ALSO A MOTHER OF TWO. SHE IS SERIOUS ABOUT SUPPORTING A HEALTHY WORKLIFE ALLIES OF THE COMPANY. FOR INSTANCE, TODAY WAS BASICALLY BRING YOUR KIDS TO WORK DAY AT ZILLOW SINCE KIDS WERE OFF FROM SCHOOL. HE BELIEVES THIS IS ANOTHER WAY TO RECRUIT AND TRAIN TOP-NOTCH TALENT.>>IT CAN BE A HIRING ENVIRONMENT HERE ANYTHING WE CAN OFFER COME — COMES BACK AND BENEFITS US. MARILYN FROM THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTE HOPES THIS RASH OF TECH COMPANIES EXPANDING BENEFITS WILL CATCH ON WITH LAWMAKERS.>>I AM HOPEFUL THAT THAT WILL HAPPEN. THAT THIS WILL ENCOURAGE OUR STATE LEGISLATOR TO ACTUALLY MOVE FORWARD ON ADOPTING A FAMILY LEAVE PROGRAM THAT WOULD COVER EVERYBODY.>>FOR NOW, COMPANIES LIKE ZILLOW ARE FILLING IN THE GAP.>>THEY HAVE JOKED ABOUT HOW THERE IS GOING TO BE A HUGE BABY BOOM.>>THE NEW POLICY ACTUALLY TAKES EFFECT NEXT YEAR BUT THEY ARE GETTING THE BENEFITS EARLY TO BENEFIT — TO A — TO EMPLOYEES LIKE HER. IS ALSO AN INVESTMENT EXPECT GOOD RECRUITING AND NOT BAD PR.

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