Extended Childcare Leave

Extended Childcare Leave

QUESTION Hi HR Professionals, Do you give your staff childcare or extended childcare based on the child birthday? Example, staff youngest child turning 7 or 13 years old after the start of the new year, do you still give the staff 6 days for the coming 7 years old and 2 days for the coming 13 years old? Thanks, SM     REPLY 1 Extract from MOM website reads: “Note: For parents with children in both age groups (i.e. below 7 years as well as between 7 and 12 years), the total paid child care leave for each parent is a maximum of 6 days per year.” www.mom.gov.sg/employment-practices/leave/childcare-leave/extended-childcare-leave. Sharon     REPLY 2 We standardize everyone to using it via calendar year from the first year of birth and we do the declarations on the GPL portal. For the final year(s), this depends on what has been on record with the government submissions. This minimizes your tracking error even if the employee has joined from elsewhere and the previous company does not do regular submissions. HK     REPLY 3 For accurate information, please check with pro-family. Pauline     REPLY 4 They will base on the youngest child age […]

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Government Paid Childcare Leave Scheme

Government-Paid Childcare Leave Scheme

QUESTION Dear HR Practitioners, 1. For the 3 days, CCL that are paid by the employers is the employee paid full pay or only up to $500 per day? 2. How do we process the 3 days paid by the government? Do we pay the $500 per day and get reimbursed by the government or do we not pay for those 3 days and the employee files for payment directly from the government? Thank you Jill     REPLY 1 1st 3 days (be it taken half or full day basis) of CCL paid by employees are treated like ‘AL’, we pay employees salary like they are taking their AL. Next 3 days of CCL work the same as the above, we only submit the claims via the system after the last day of CCL taken and must be submitted within 3 months of last day application. Gov will only be reimbursed up to $500/day. MC     REPLY 2 In Myanmar, there are no CCL bylaws. For women (wives), they enjoy maternity leave (14 weeks) and for men (husbands), they enjoy paternity leave (15 days). That’s all. MKT     REPLY 3 The answers to your question are found […]

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Childcare Leave For Foreign Employee

Childcare Leave for Foreign Employee

Question Hi HR fellows, We have a PRC employee whose child is below 7 years old, so rightfully, this employee should be entitled to childcare leave. However, her child is not in Singapore. In such circumstances, would you allow her to use this childcare leave? Thanks in advance for your advise. WC Reply 1 Follow MOM guideline on CCL and you know how to handle your situation. Rose Reply 2 Yes he is still entitled. Sue Reply 3 We only allow if Child is in Singapore or when Staff is going on home leave. ​ Rachelle Reply 4 Employee with non-Singaporean child are entitled to 2 days per year. For my case, their kids lived in Malaysia but we still give it to them because they might need it to visit their kids. It should not matter if they are staying in Singapore or Overseas. Since government do not require supporting documents for these leaves, we can’t control if they really use it for their kids. SS Reply 5 The purpose of granting the childcare leave is to allow the parent to spend some time with the child with no reason required for the leave application. However, if the child is not in Singapore […]

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Childcare Leave Application

Childcare Leave Application

Question Dear All, Can I ask if employee join last year 2016 March, they have a child aged between 2 to 5 and they want to apply childcare leave for this year but they do not want to submit their marriage certificate and child birth cert and insisted to apply childcare leave, can I deducted their unpaid leave? Thank you Jas     Reply 1 I suggest you may screenshot the requirement from MSF to show your employee and further explain to them. If they are still refuse to provide the documents, you may discuss with them to deduct their Annual Leave instead of Unpaid Leave. JN     Reply 2 They need to provide birth cert in order to proof it their child & Singapore citizenship. There is no need for marriage cert. Jo     Reply 3 If the child is singaporean and you are making the funding from government, then the necessary document is required to ensure that it meets the funding criteria. Even non singaporean child, there must be proof that the he / she is the parent to claim such leave. Without the document, then he/she has to take annual leave. TQM     Reply 4 […]

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