Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc., with its long history of supporting family health, believes that advancing health for humanity starts at home. Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc. is committed to helping its employees balance their personal and professional responsibilities through a range of enhanced benefits and resources that support them at all stages of parenting.
As part of its ongoing commitment to support working parent employees, Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc. has enhanced its Parental Leave benefit to include parents who are fostering or adopting children. This expanded leave benefit is part of a global initiative launched in the past year and was recently rolled out to be available for employees in the Philippines, where maternity leave has been extended from the statutory 15 weeks (approximately) to 18 weeks (6 weeks of recovery plus 12 weeks of bonding), giving parents more time to care for their newborns with full compensation and support from the company. Similarly, paternity and adoption leave has been extended from eight weeks to 12 weeks. A new addition as of 2022 is the Foster Care Placement Leave that gives foster parents up to 12 weeks off, fully paid.
“We recognize that all parents have equal responsibilities when it comes to taking care of their children,” said Grace Gervacio, Head of Corporate Total Rewards for Asia Pacific and concurrently, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the Philippines.
The enhancement allows all working parents, including employees with same-sex partners, within the Johnson & Johnson (Philippines) workforce to have the chance to bond as a family and take time off to celebrate, cherish, and live in the moment with their newest addition to the family.
“We are guided by Our Credo, which includes our strong commitment to take care of our employees and support their health and well-being,” said Jory Jimenez, Head of HR, Global Services Asia Pacific. “This enhanced Parental Leave is just one of the many ways we fulfill that commitment and empower our working parent employees.”