It's been a banner year for parental leave.
In 2015, reality set in: It makes zero sense that the United States remains the only developed country without a paid leave policy, so companies started taking the initiative to expand benefits for employees who were becoming new parents.
Beginning with companies in the tech industry, including eBay, Microsoft, Netflix and Amazon, employers boosted the amount of paid time off, with many granting the same to both moms and dads -- because it's okay for men to prioritize their families over their jobs, too. The shift prompted some banks, like Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs, to offer more generous parental leave packages as well.
At this rate, 2016 is shaping up to be even better for parents.
Here's to 16 companies that did the right thing for parents this year: