Family First at Dollar General

Retailer announces paid parental leave and adoption benefits.
March 13, 2018

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – In keeping with its mission of investing in its people as a competitive advantage, Dollar General 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 corporate offices.

“Through these additional benefits, Dollar General is building on its mission of Serving Others and its operating priority to invest in its people as a competitive advantage,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “The paid parental leave and adoption assistance benefits will support our employees and their families with financial assistance during the exciting time of welcoming a child.”

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