Sweden -Spotify exports parental leave -November 20, 2015

The music streaming service Spotify has said it will offer all staff up to six months' parental leave on full pay, to ensure international workers do not miss a similar benefit already enjoyed in Sweden. While staff in the international company's Stockholm office currently benefit from the 480 days of paid leave that all employees legally are entitled to, those hired in other major cities including London, Sydney, Paris and New York have not been given the same deal. It is standard practice for Swedish employers to offer staff 80 percent of their salaries during their time away from the office (although this is capped for those earning more than 37,083 kronor).

English: http://www.thelocal.se/20151120/spotify-rolls-out-swedish-leave-benefits-worldwide    

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