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Target expands family leave, backup care for hourly workers

June 11, 2019 / Valerie Bolden-Barrett

Target's workforce including part-time, hourly employees will soon have expanded access to paid family leave and backup care, according to a Monday announcement.  Target will shift from offering two weeks' paid parental leave to a broader policy that gives employees up to four weeks' paid time off annually to care for a newborn or sick family member, according to CNN Business. Birth mothers receive an additional six to eight weeks of paid leave, the outlet reported. The retailer also said it will extend its backup care benefit to hourly employees with childcare or eldercare responsibilities. "We've taken a strong position on minimum starting wages, but that's just one facet of our team member experience," said Melissa Kremer, Target's CHRO, in the statement. "Our team finds so much support here to grow their skills and careers, make a difference in their communities, and take care of themselves and their families — including benefits th...