Wednesday 21 August 2019

'Paw-ternity leave' for employees

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Mícheál Ó Scannáil

A brewing company is offering its employees in Ireland and the UK two weeks of additional paid leave so they can enjoy life's special moments, such as preparing for a wedding or adjusting to having a new puppy.

Molson Coors, Ireland's third largest beer company, which produces drinks including Coors and Carling, launched the new initiative which offers staff up to two weeks' extra paid leave annually.

Employees can apply to avail of the 'Life Leave' policy for the 'significant moments' in life, such as settling in a new puppy, moving house, studying for exams, or preparation for a wedding. The policy is part of the brewer's new 'Moments that Matter' programme, which has been designed to offer employees an industry-leading approach to work-life balance.

The company, which employs more than 2,000 people across the UK and Ireland recently received an accolade from mental health charity Mind in its annual Workplace Well-being Index for its steps to improve workplace well- being in the industry.

Irish Independent

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