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Facebook doubles its bereavement leave for employees for up to 20 days

Reuters | Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

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Facebook Inc is doubling its bereavement leave for employees and also introducing paid family sick time, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in an internet post.

"Facebook employees will have up to 20 days paid leave to grieve an immediate family member, up to 10 days to grieve an extended family member," Sandberg said in a Facebook post.

on Facebook

Posted by Sheryl Sandberg onĀ Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Previously, the company's employees had 10 days paid leave for immediate family and five for extended family.

Facebook also announced paid family sick time - three days to take care of a family member with a short-term illness, like a child with the flu.

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