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Susman Godfrey offers associates unlimited gender-neutral paid parental leave

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Susman Godfrey’s parental leave for associates—regardless of gender—is now limitless.

The policy allows for some time to be applied towards year-end bonuses, including “up to 12 weeks for any associate and up to 18 weeks for delivering mothers.”

“The firm’s expanded and gender-neutral parental leave policy is part of our ongoing effort to foster an equitable and inclusive workplace, one that recognizes the importance of parental bonding time to all attorneys, regardless of gender or caregiver status,” said Amanda Bonn, a partner in the Los Angeles office, says in a statement.

According to a March 2016 policy brief from the the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the U.S. is the only member country that does not provide paid maternity leave. More than half of the 36 OECD member states provide for paid paternal leave.

By comparison, Finland offers up to three years of paid leave for new mothers, while new moms in Canada get a year, the Washington Post reports.

In 2015, Susman Godfrey began offering unlimited paid vacation days to associates.

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