The 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies make schedule flexibility a bedrock benefit. They know that working parents will get the job done—whether 9-to-5 or late at night, down the hall from the boss or in an office at home.
One of the benefits closest to our hearts here at Working Mother is paid family leave. For years, we’ve required all applicants to the working mother 100 Best Companies to offer some paid maternity leave, and this year we upped the ante to require that applicants offer at least one fully paid week of leave to new moms working full-time. (We allowed a few exceptions for companies with firm, immediate plans to implement such policies.) We’re gathering signatures for a petition (supported by the National Partnership for Women & Families, momsrising.org and Ultraviolet) calling for congress to mandate paid family leave by the 30th anniversary of our 100 best companies initiative, in 2015. The United States is still the only high-income country in the world without such a mandate. help us change that by signing at workingmother.com/paidleave.
To find out more about how companies apply for and win a spot on the 100 Best Companies list, read our Methodology.
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To read about some of the ways the 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies go above and beyond for their parent employees, check out our Editors' Picks.