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Maternity Leave for Foreigners
Dear HR Professionals,
I would like to find out about other companies' practice on Maternity Leave for Foreigners. They are entitled to 12 weeks of Maternity Leave, does your Company treat the last 4 weeks as paid or unpaid Maternity Leave?
We grant 12 weeks Maternity Leave (with 8 weeks Paid Maternity) when the child is not Singaporean
provided (1) staff have worked with us for at least 3 continuous months before birth and (2) staff have fewer than 2 living children at the time of delivery.
Out of the 12 weeks entitlement under the EA, the last four weeks are unpaid. Of course, employers can have more favourable terms.
For us the last 4 weeks (out of 12 weeks) unpaid. So far have not heard of an employer paying foreign employees 12 weeks of maternity leave as a company's policy.