Maternity benefits act provides certain benefits under certain conditions to women employees.
If a lady employees has worked for 80 days, she becomes entitled for Maternity Benefits.
Joining a company when she is pregnant does not disentitle her from receiving Maternity Benefits subsequently.
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Whereas in ESI covered establishments, any women employee who has a payment of contribution for 70 days in one or two consecutive periods is eligible for ESI maternity benefit.
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