Monday 16 December, 2019

KPMG to offer increased maternity and paternity leave

Managing Partner, KPMG in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Lisa Taylor.

Managing Partner, KPMG in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Lisa Taylor.

KPMG in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean has introduced an enhanced maternity and paternity leave policy for employees.

The new policy will be rolled out in four offices in the Caribbean: Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Under the new policy, maternity leave has been extended from three months’ paid leave to three months’ paid leave plus two additional months at 75 percent of net pay; while paternity leave has been extended from three days to 20 days.

Managing Partner of KPMG Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Lisa Taylor said:

“We’re very pleased to introduce this policy at a time when regionally there has been much emphasis on health and wellness, including workplace breastfeeding policies, the ongoing fight of non-communicable diseases, and generally ensuring that that the workforce is equipped with the necessary tools and mechanisms to effect meaningful changes in their lives, homes, communities, and their workplaces.”

“At KPMG, we strive to be the Clear Choice for our clients, our employees, and the communities in which we serve,” Taylor added.

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