Microsoft will require that anyone working with the publisher, including those employed by suppliers of the firm, be offered paid parental leave. Suppliers with more than 50 employees will be required to give their workers a minimum of 12 weeks leave. Paid parent (after birth or adoption) up to $ 1,000 per week, Microsoft said. This requirement will come into effect over the next 12 months in the United States. Employers who have offered paid parental leave to new mothers have seen improved productivity, morale and turnover rates, said Microsoft. But fathers will also receive paid parental leave, which also contributes to the development of new jobs. children, while promoting the challenge of some "stereotypes", says Microsoft again. Other technology companies have also set up paid parental leave. Last year, IBM extended its parental leave from 14 to 20 weeks. In 2015, Netflix began offering its employees "unlimited" paid leave the first year after the birth of a child. Facebook has pledged to do the same in 2015. Microsoft has declined to comment beyond the blog post.