“We are excited to share the policy with our new and future parents. HELLA cares about its employees and we want to approach this topic with a flexible attitude, understanding that new parents are facing many challenges when welcoming a child into their life” said Luis Vidal, Vice President of Human Resources for North and South America at HELLA. “HELLA is positioning themselves as an employer of choice with this policy and pulling them away from just an industry standard company”
It is rare to have 14 weeks of full pay for maternity leave in the United States. In addition to the comfort of 14 weeks, mothers have the option to return to work at a comfortable, part time pace, allowing for a slow adjustment, keeping physical and mental health a high priority. First time mother Carissa Silas said “This new policy is just one example of how HELLA puts its employees first, they truly saw the stress of a working mom and did what they could to support being stress free while having a new baby.“
Along with the favorable policy, new mothers are surrounded by support in our building as well. Mothers have full time access to a safe and private room for self-care needs including breastfeeding. This room is complete with a fridge for storage and a chair, so that mothers stay safe and comfortable when they return to work.