It is mandatory to grant Maternity benefits as prescribed by the Maternity Benefit Act,1961. As per the Act, a woman who has completed 160 days of work during the 12 months immediately preceding the date of delivery is eligible to get 12 weeks leave with salary. In case of mis carriage, the benefit is 6 weeks leave.
Hi Madhu, I need few clarifications - Maternity Policy, is it that 160 days the female employee has to work after availing the Maternity leave for 3 months?. Kindly clarify Regadrs, Kavitha
Women Including Temporary or Unmarried is eligible for Maternity Benefit when she is expecting a child and has worked for her employer for atleast 80 days in the 12 months immediately preceding the date of her delivery .
As per the above act, kindly clarify whether 80 or 160..am confused
I am in the process of designing the policies for our company. I went thru your site and it helped me getting a lot of information about all the policies.
I have one query on Maternity Leave. I would like to know if the employee goes on Maternity Leave for 12 weeks (paid leave) and if she doesn't resume the service then in this case what we should do?? We do not have PF facility where we can put a hold on it. Is it fair to pay her salary for 12 weeks once she is back from the maternity leave?:confused:
Please advice me.
I have been working with my current company for the last 3 years. If I go on maternity leave 4 weeks before delivery, with an understanding with my company that I will not be resuming back at all (so I am effectively resigning), am I still eligible to get my 12 weeks paid leave after my last working day in office? (i.e. for the next 4 weeks before delivery and 8 weeks after delivery)
Post resignation, the management is not liable to provide you the benefit as the employee - employer relationship ceases after your resignation.
But if the management is voluntaring to pay it recognising your long standing service in the organisation, it can.
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