22 August 2008

Maternity Leave Benefits

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Pertinent laws and resolutions on maternity/paternity leave benefits

CSC Resolution No. 021420:
“Every woman in the government service who has rendered an aggregate of two or more years of service shall, in addition to the vacation and sick leave granted to her, be entitled to maternity leave of 60 calendar days with full pay.” It further provides that “maternity leave shall be granted to female employees in every instance of pregnancy irrespective of its frequency.”

CSC Resolution No. 992166 Section 18:
"Maternity leave of Contractual employees.-Married contractual employees whether or not receiving 20% premium on their salary shall be entitled to maternity leaves benefits like regular employees accordance with the provisions of Section 11 hereof."

The aforecited rule, which took effect on January 15, 1999, is explicit that married contractual employees are entitled to maternity leave.

RA No. 8292 provides for maternity leave benefits for women employees in the private sector, regardless of whether married or not—the same is not enjoyed by women in the government sector.

R.A. No. 8187 Paternity Leave Act of 1996
Section 2. Notwithstanding any law, rules and regulations to the contrary, every married male employee in the private and public sectors shall be entitled to a paternity leave of seven (7) days with full pay for the first four (4) deliveries of the legitimate spouse with whom he is cohabiting. The male employee applying for paternity leave shall notify his employer of the pregnancy of his legitimate spouse and the expected date of such delivery.

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