Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced that the company will now require its suppliers to offer the works 15 days of paid leave each year. Microsoft’s general counsel Brad Smith stated:
“Over the past year there has been increasing debate about income inequality and the challenges facing working people and families. While this is often discussed as a general topic, at times individuals have raised pertinent questions for companies in the tech sector, including Microsoft. This has led us to step back and think anew about the types of benefits policies we want to have with our suppliers.”
This is indeed a welcome change from the company – however, it may have a major impact on the company’s suppliers as the cost for the suppliers may increase by offering 15 days of paid leave each year to the workers. Nonetheless, what do you think of the new change? Discuss in the comment section below!