Good month for Danone…

Food corporation Danone announced a new parental policy that will give primary caregivers 18 weeks’ leave on full pay. This policy will roll out in stages, applying to all worldwide employees by 2020.

Danone aims to give all new and expectant parents in its workforce a consistent standard of support regardless of nationality, gender, or whether they’re birth or adoptive parents.

The Paris-based multinational will also offer pre- and post-natal support including adapted working conditions, nutritional advice, time off for medical appointments, breastfeeding rooms, job-protection policies, flexible working and return-to-work programmes.

Bad month for Tesco…

Britain’s biggest supermarket, Tesco, will pay £9.7million to 140,000 current and former staff members after paying them below the national minimum wage.

Tesco discovered their error when installing a new payroll system, and the workers affected were those who paid into voluntary schemes such as pensions, childcare vouchers and cycle to work programmes.

As a result, their pay after such salary sacrifice did not reach national minimum wage levels. Tesco confirmed it will pay back the money owed by the end of March.