It’s great to hear that Netflix is offering employees up to one year of paid parent leave. This is a big move forward in one of the only countries on earth that does not guarantee parents leave with pay to care for a new baby.
But as an employer, I think the real story is the way Netflix handles parents during that year. Netflix employees don’t have to stay at home with their baby for the entire time. They’re supposed to confer with managers and colleagues to decide how much work they can handle, and how much time they need at home with the baby.