Paternity and Other Leave Developments

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 20 March 2014
Michelle Ryan
Ronan Daly Jermyn
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A male employee has queried whether or not he has an entitlement to take Paternity leave, as he has heard that there have been developments in this area. I am unaware of these developments. How do I handle it?

Michelle Ryan writes:

We will take a closer look at current maternity and other family leave entitlements and examine the proposed Parental Leave and Family Leave Bills.

1. Current Maternity Leave Entitlements:

A. Female Employees:

The Maternity Protection Act, 1994 and the Maternity Protection Amendment Act, 2004 (the Maternity Protection Acts) provide the statutory minimum entitlements in relation to maternity leave. A pregnant employee is currently entitled to 26 consecutive weeks of

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Michelle Ryan
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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