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Apple announces policy to ease transition back to work for new parents

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Apple announced a new benefit today intended to help smooth the transition back to work for new parents. The company already provides at least 16 weeks of paid leave to birth parents, which is comparable to leave policies adopted by other tech companies. But after talking with new parents—particularly women—about the challenges they faced, Apple executive Deirdre O’Brien says she felt there was more the company could do to help ease their transition.

“What we find a lot of times is people are really excited to get back to work,” says O’Brien, Apple’s head of retail and human resources. “At the same time, [they] feel like they need to make sure things are really stable and successful at........

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