HRSINGAPORE Community Discussions
Marriage Leave Benefit
Do employees deserve to get their second marriage (first marriage in the present company) leave to celebrate their ROM ceremony? If so, I would like to know Eligibility for Second marriage leave for staff.
REPLIES & COMMENTS
Marriage leave should only be given on their first marriage and if they join the company with a status of married, they should not be given the marriage leave either.
In my company, marriage leave is only applicable for the first legal marriage in the employee’s lifetime (Oil Trading industry).
We only provide marriage leave for 1st legal marriage.
With the high divorce rate in Singapore, I think employers should consider more than just the first legal marriage. I am very sure if you look around your known circle, there is always someone that you know that is either divorced or into his/her 2nd marriage. Hence as employers, we should seriously consider and look beyond the first legal marriage. By doing this, we are not encouraging for 2nd or more marriages, but to understand and cater to the needs of our present society. Anyone who went through a divorce would understand that this is not what they wish for, but under unavoidable and very unfortunate situation that this actually occurred. I hope that employers can also look one step further into the welfare or other aspect for those children from 2nd legal marriages as well.
Regardless, likewise marriage leave is granted for the 1st legal marriage only.
I agree with Yamada. Our Company does not limit the marriage leave benefits to just first marriage.