(CMR) Women working with the Dart Group can get up to six months of maternity leave with up to four months' pay as Dart continues to provide substantial maternity leave benefits.
Dart said new mothers receiving three months' leave with full pay may choose to add a combination of other paid leave options – adding up to potentially another month and a half at full pay. In addition to paid leave, mothers may add unpaid days for up to six months at home with their newborn baby, with all relevant employee benefits fully paid by the company (i.e., 100% health insurance premiums for the mother, life Insurance, long-term disability, etc.).
Dart recently announced new and enhanced employee leave benefits, which support families and provide flexibility in how paid time off is used.
In addition to enhanced maternity leave, Dart has also increased the number of days for paternity leave. The company has also given employees five personal days, which can be used for any reason.
The company said that pre-pandemic internal research highlighted benefits that employees hoped to see added to Dart's already extensive benefits package, while post-pandemic realities made family, flexibility, and time off
more important than ever.
Dart's benefits team proposed new and enhanced benefits, which, along with the existing benefits package, including life insurance and the more recently added long-term disability for all employees, represent a deliberate and meaningful focus on people.
“We understand the growing importance of paid family leave and of supporting a multigenerational work force,” commented Anya Edun, VP People, and Culture.
Dart gives employees five personal days, providing maximum flexibility, which can be taken for any reason.
Personal days may be added to vacation or to other paid leave options, providing greater flexibility in planning more extended periods off if desired.
The new offering enhances existing paid-time benefits and adds new time off options, which can be taken independently or added to other paid leave benefits to extend them.
Dart continues to lead the local market in its commitment and investment in the health and well-being of its employees and now offers one paid day off a year for employees to complete preventative medical and health screenings. This day adds to the existing wellness program, 100% health insurance premiums paid for employees, and a built-in preventative claim benefit.
Paternity leave has been a part of Dart's benefits package for some time. Understanding the importance of this family time, Dart is adding five paid days to the current benefit, making it 10 days paid, with the option of adding five paid personal days and any unused vacation and unpaid leave.
Important to note is that paternity, and maternity leave benefits also apply to adoption leave.
“We strive to offer our people a Total Rewards package that is comprehensive, flexible, and competitive,
which includes quantifiable benefits and an array of work-life programs and policies, resulting in
engaged, productive, and motivated employees,” commented Leif Edwards-Best, benefits manager at
“Our people remain our most important investment, and we are pleased to continue to provide a wide range of market-leading benefits in support of our employees' holistic well-being,” Dart said.