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Dollar General Announces Paid Parental Leave Policy

Dollar General (DG) announced a new paid parental leave policy and adoption assistance benefit. Effective April 1, 2018, these new benefits will be available for qualifying events to all eligible full-time and part-time employees throughout the company's more than 14,000 retail locations, 15 distribution centers and the corporate offices.

As of April 1, Dollar General's parental leave policy will provide employees two weeks of paid time off for qualifying parental leave. Birth mothers will receive eight weeks of paid time off comprised of two weeks of qualifying paid parental leave and an additional six weeks of qualifying paid maternity leave.

Additionally, the company will now provide employees up to $4,000 in adoption assistance. Benefits are subject to employees meeting certain requirements, including eligibility requirements.

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