New moms who work for Maya Design in Pittsburgh don’t have to worry about child care for their hard-to-place infants, at least for six months after they give birth. They can tote the tots to work.
The consulting firm and technology research lab welcomes infants through its Babies in the Workplace program. Moms can breast-feed their babies in a private room and even bring their infants to meetings.
Babies have to stay home if they have high fevers.
Parents must sign liability waivers and must work their assigned hours. They’re not paid for the time they spent tending to their little ones.
HR Director Terry Pronko says every employee got an e-mail about the new program before it started, along with the ground rules. So far, about four moms at a time bring their babies in.
Contact: Terry Pronko at (412) 488-2900.
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