MARYVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Altar’d State is excited to announce a new paid parental leave program offering up to 14 weeks of full pay for all eligible full-time associates. This program provides two types of paid leave:
- 8 weeks of fully-paid medical leave to all eligible birth mothers for disability and recovery associated with pregnancy and childbirth.
- 6 weeks of fully-paid leave to all eligible associates welcoming a new child by birth or adoption to care for and bond with the child.
“We want to lead the industry in paid time off for new parents. This is a milestone moment in people’s lives and it is so important for our associates to take time to bond with their new child,” said Vicky O’Neill, Director of Training & Development. “We are constantly working towards improvement and becoming a great place to work. The parental leave program is only one of the new benefits we have added to reach that goal.”
Altar’d State also announced a new discretionary bonus available to eligible active associates for each eligible birth or adoption that occurred while the associate was full-time beginning in 2016, prior to this policy becoming effective.
“As a company, our mission is to stand out. for good. everyday,” said Chairman and CEO, Aaron Walters. “We believe by providing extended time for our associates to bond with their new child, we are empowering them to stand out. for good. This new benefit is only one way we encourage our associates to stand out. for good. each and every day.”
About Altar’d State
Altar’d State offers a place of respite and a distinctive shopping experience with the latest fashion finds, the most sought-after accessories, charming home décor and gifts in over 100 boutiques throughout the Midwest, South, Mid-Atlantic, West and Northeast regions. The company seeks to inspire through action and supports a mission of standing out for good in the world. From day one, Altar’d State has pioneered connecting retail with goodwill through efforts ranging from donations in local communities, offering a generous volunteer program for employees, and funding child-focused, global initiatives that support social development efforts in underserved areas in Peru.