Monday, October 1, 2018

Bicam approves bill granting 105-day paid maternity leave

A bicameral conference committee composed of lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives approved the bill seeking to grant extended maternity leave to both government and private sector employees on Monday, October 1. The reconciled version of the bill provides 105 days of maternity leave to all working mothers. Of this number, 7 days are transferable to fathers in what is called a "daddy quota." An additional 15 days are also given to solo working mothers for a total of 120 days of paid maternity leave. Mothers also have the option to extend leaves for an additional 30 days, though this would be unpaid. These provisions would apply to all pregnancies. Read More