MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One of South Florida’s largest employers is adding a major benefit for mothers-to-be.READ MORE: Bronze Bust Unveiled At Burt Reynolds' Hollywood Gravesite
American Airlines has announced that they will be now offer 10 weeks of paid maternity leave.READ MORE: Wet Tuesday In South Florida
This is a significant shift for the company which currently offers no paid time off for new mothers.
The new policy takes effect on March 1st.MORE NEWS: Preliminary Autopsy Results Tuesday Could Confirm If Human Remains Found In Wyoming Are Those Of Gabby Petito
The air carrier employs about 12,000 at its major hub at Miami International Airport.