Pres. Duterte Signed Expanded Maternity Leave Law

paid maternity leave credits

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill that extends the maternity leave of female workers in the country from 60 to 105 days with full pay, Malacañang said on Thursday. Under the measure passed by Congress, all working mothers in the government and private sector are guaranteed with 105 days of paid maternity leave credits, with 7 days transferable to fathers. An additional 15 days will be granted to single mothers. The law also gives mothers the option to extend their leave for another 30 days…

House Approved 100-day paid maternity leave

House Approved 100-day paid Maternity Leave

Published October 28, 2016 9:57pm BY JESSICA BARTOLOME, GMA News The House of Representatives Committee on Women and Gender Equality has approved a bill seeking to increase the maternity leave period to 100 days with pay for government and private sector employees. In a press release on Friday, the 17th Congress announced that House Bill 4113, or the proposed “100-Day Maternity Leave Law,” has been endorsed for plenary approval. “The bill reached second reading in the House and a version of the bill from the Senate was passed and transmitted…