Maternity Leave

Maternity leave benefits are leave credits extended to covered female employees who may want to use them during their pregnancy and even after their delivery, so that they remain paid during such absence from work. The benefit consists of one hundred five (105) days of leave credits with full pay, with an option to extend for an additional thirty (30) days without pay. A female solo parent has an additional fifteen (15) days of leave credits with full pay.

1. Concept

Pregnant female employees, whether single or married, are extended leave credits with full pay to be used in every instance of pregnancy, miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy, regardless of frequency.

2. The benefit

The benefit consists of one hundred five (105) days maternity leave with full pay and an option to extend for an additional thirty (30) days without pay.

For a qualified solo parent, the female employee is granted an additional fifteen (15) days maternity leave with full pay.

Maternity leave shall be granted to female workers in every instance of pregnancy, miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy, regardless of frequency: Provided, That for cases of miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy, sixty (60) days maternity leave with full pay shall be granted.

An additional maternity leave of thirty (30) days, without pay, can be availed of, at the option of the female worker: Provided, That the employer shall be given due notice, in writing, at least for...

 



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