Global Parental Leave Policy Template

A global parental leave policy, also called a baby bonding policy, outlines your company’s approach to providing maternity, paternity, adoptive, and foster leave to a remote and international workforce.

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With numerous remote workers across the globe, providing parental leave in line with every jurisdiction can be daunting.

Deel has created a free Global Parental Leave Policy Template so you can comply with all local labor laws and support families wherever you hire.

This policy template will help you:

  • Develop and enforce global parental leave guidelines that accommodate government mandates and cultural requirements from one country to another
  • Inform international team members of how global parental leave works
  • Establish fairness, inclusivity, and transparency across the company at a global level

This template is part of our remote work policy collection, which aims to support growing teams with modern and approachable templates for the future of work.



Global Parental Leave Policy Template Overview

In the past, global companies provided separate maternity, paternity, adoptive, and foster leave policies to meet local standards for every country. Today, the best global companies are adopting a holistic approach, offering global parental leave that sends a powerful message that all team members are equal, regardless of where they live.

The policy includes:

  • A policy overview
  • Worker eligibility
  • Policy terms and conditions
  • Instructions for workers

How to use this template

This template is a customizable document. You’ll see placeholder text and prompts to guide your policy to reflect your team’s unique approach to remote work.

We suggest including this policy in your remote workers’ onboarding process to ensure they review and understand the details of the policy.