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Thu Aug 30, 2018, 02:24 PM

Microsoft to business partners: If you want to work with us, offer paid family leave

Source: WaPo

Technology giants in the United States offer some of the country’s most generous employee benefits, but the workers who mow the lawns or serve lunch in the company cafeteria — jobs that are often staffed by outside firms — tend to get far smaller packages.

Microsoft announced a new policy Thursday that it hopes will shrink that gap, pledging it will ink contracts only with service providers who give their employees 12 weeks of paid family leave.

Analysts say it’s a first for large American firms, which often outsource culinary, housekeeping and receptionist work to contractors that may not supply paid leave.

“We want to focus our resources on doing business with companies that share our values,” said Dev Stahlkopf, Microsoft’s corporate vice president and general counsel.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/microsoft-to-business-partners-if-you-want-to-work-with-us-offer-paid-family-leave/2018/08/29/979ffcca-abc0-11e8-8a0c-70b618c98d3c_story.html?utm_term=.3618beca757d

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demmiblue Aug 2018 OP
LisaM Aug 2018 #1
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 02:32 PM

1. Of course, a company that large doesn't really need to outsource the work...

it could hire its own groundskeepers, cafeteria workers, etc., and give them the company benefits.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 02:54 PM

2. +1 exactly. eom

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