Yahoo Inc has increased the amount of paid leave new parents can take, bringing the Internet company closer to the policies of some of its Silicon Valley peers from which it hopes to lure engineers.

Under Yahoo’s new policy, new mothers and fathers can take up to 8 weeks of fully-paid leave. If a woman gave birth to the baby, she is entitled to an additional 8 weeks of paid leave, for a total of 16 weeks paid leave.

New parents will now also get up to $500 for expenses such as child care and laundry, Yahoo said.

Yahoo India will get much benefit from this even it is too late as many others have started this culture a decade ago