Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with his wife, Priscilla Chan, and their daughters August, left, and Maxima. Zuckerberg said he would be taking time off to spend time with his newborn daughter. Facebook is one of the few companies to offer fully paid paternity and maternity leave.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with his wife, Priscilla Chan, and their daughters August, left, and Maxima. Zuckerberg said he would be taking time off to spend time with his newborn daughter. Facebook is one of the few companies to offer fully paid paternity and maternity leave. Charles Ommanney AP
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with his wife, Priscilla Chan, and their daughters August, left, and Maxima. Zuckerberg said he would be taking time off to spend time with his newborn daughter. Facebook is one of the few companies to offer fully paid paternity and maternity leave. Charles Ommanney AP

Mark Zuckerberg can take paid leave when his child is born, but most fathers can’t

August 29, 2017 07:00 AM

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