Almost a quarter of largeemployers say the duration of leave available will increase, and 8percent say they will expand eligibility for leave benefits.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Corporations are expanding paid leave benefits – even more thanwhat is currently required by law, according to the Business Groupon Health's 2020 Large Employers' Leave Strategy andTransformation Survey.

Business Group polled 113 large employers and found that 39percent of large employers expanded their paid leave benefits in2019. More specifically, 30 percent added new types of leave, 24percent expanded the duration of leave and 12 percent expandedeligibility of leave.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.