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 Maternity Leave
The Maternity Protection Act 1994 was enacted to give effect to the EU Directive (92/85/EC) on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding.
During maternity leave, health and safety leave, and father's leave and during natal care absences, an employee is deemed to be in the employment of the employer.
Notice of dismissal, redundancy or suspension given prior to maternity leave, additional maternity leave, time off for natal care or father’s leave, that is due to take effect during such leave, is extended to the end of the end of the period of leave.
www.ictu.ie /html/yrights/maternity.htm   (2334 words)

 Maternity Leave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Leave without pay for a maximum of two years shall be granted to a female employee as an extension of maternity leave or to a male employee whose spouse was not granted an extension of maternity leave.
A leave of absence without salary shall be granted for a maximum duration of two (2) years to an employee to extend her maternity leave, to an employee to extend his paternity leave and to extend his/her ten (10)-week leave for adoption.
EI maternity benefits are payable to the natural mother in the period surrounding the birth of a child, and may start from eight weeks before the expected date of birth to the week of actual delivery.
www.hrsdc.gc.ca /asp/gateway.asp?hr=/en/lp/spila/wlb/wfp/11maternity_leave.shtml&hs=wnc   (8128 words)

 Seasons India :: Maternity Leave
It also provides for maternity leave and payment of certain monetary benefits for women workers during the period when they are out of employment on account of their pregnancy.
To be entitled to maternity leave however, a woman must have actually worked for not less than 80 days in the 12 months immediately preceding the day of her expected delivery.
However, a woman employee can be deprived of maternity benefit if after going for maternity leave, she works in another establishment during the period she's supposed to be on leave, or during the period for her pregnancy, she is dismissed for any prescribed gross misconduct.
www.seasonsindia.com /education/maternity_sea.htm   (1082 words)

 MATERNITY LEAVE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The period of disability for which sick leave may be used shall be determined by the employee's physician, in conjunction with the employee and appropriate school personnel, and submitted to the Board in writing.
Maternity leave for the period of disability occasioned by pregnancy and/or childbirth shall not interrupt the consecutive service for sabbatical leave purposes.
Once maternity leave extends beyond the period of disability, however, such period of leave shall be considered an interruption of the accrual of consecutive semesters for sabbatical leave eligibility.
bayoutechs.sabine.k12.la.us /policy/gbric.htm   (276 words)

 NNCC Maternity Leave Policies
Maternity leave time enables the mother to recuperate, to adjust to caring for the newborn child, and to make suitable child care arrangements for the infant before returning to work.
Employers considering a maternity leave system should consult their department of labor to ascertain whether there are specific requirements in their state.
Maternity leave policies should be widely shared with all employees through flyers, bulletin board notices, articles in the company newsletter, amendments to administrative handbooks, staff meetings, or any other communication method the company uses.
www.nncc.org /EO/emp.maternity.policy.html   (988 words)

 Parental leave -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Often, the term parental leave includes (The kinship relation between an offspring and the mother) maternity, (The state of being a father) paternity and (The act of accepting with approval; favorable reception) adoption leave.
An example of ample parental leave is (A Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula) Sweden, where all working parents are entitled to 16 months paid leave per child, the cost being shared between employer and State.
To encourage greater paternal involvement in child-rearing, a minimum of 3 months out of the 16 is required to be used by the "minority" parent, in practice usually the father, and some Swedish (additional info and facts about political parties) political parties on the (Location near or direction toward the left side; i.e.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pa/parental_leave.htm   (274 words)

 UK Employment Law - Additional maternity leave
This means a woman who chooses to begin her ordinary maternity leave 11 weeks before the week of childbirth, can be away from her job for around 40 weeks in total.
However, her employer may write to her no earlier than 21 days before the end of the ordinary maternity leave period to ask when her baby was born and whether she intends to return at the end of additional maternity leave.
At the end of additional maternity leave a woman is entitled to return to her original job or, if this is not reasonably practicable, to a suitable alternative job.
www.employment-solicitors.co.uk /Additional%20maternity%20leave.htm   (300 words)

 Guidelines on the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act
The term "maternity leave" means a period of time, not exceeding eight weeks, that a female employee is absent from employment for the purpose of giving birth or adopting a child and subsequently caring for that newborn or adopted child.
Maternity leave under the MMLA is available to a female employee either "for the purpose of giving birth" or to adopt a child.
The MMLA does not require that leave be paid or that maternity leave be included in the computation of benefits, rights and advantages incident to employment, or that an employer pay for the costs of any benefits, plans or programs during the maternity leave.
www.state.ma.us /mcad/maternity1.html   (1280 words)

 Hsu & Associates LLC Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (MMLA) Employment Update   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Employers can limit maternity leave to employees who have at least six months of service by defining their introductory period as the first six months of employment, provided that maternity is not singled out for an introductory period of this length.
Answer: Maternity leave under the MMLA is available “at the time of” the birth or adoption, but not “substantially earlier or substantially later.” Thus, time off due to pregnancy-related complications or illness would not count against an employee’s eight-week maternity leave entitlement.
Leave policies and communications to employees on leave should be reviewed to be sure that the employer is not unwittingly providing greater benefits than it intends.
www.hsudexter.com /mmla.htm   (936 words)

 Paid Maternity Leave
Maternity leave followed earlier reforms to promote the interests of working women such as the equal pay cases (1969-74) and abolition of the marriage bar in the Australian Public Service (1966).
Maternity leave provisions in a few federal awards did precede the Commonwealth law, however at the time, the new model public sector maternity provisions were intended to be 'pace-setters', i.e.
Paid maternity leave may be legislated by the Commonwealth and./or the States in respect of their public servants and employees covered by State awards.
www.aph.gov.au /library/intguide/ECON/maternity_leave.htm   (4018 words)

 Maternity leave and parental leave in the NSW Public Sector   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Most provisions are similar to maternity leave, including paid leave for permanent and temporary staff with at least 40 weeks service prior to commencing leave.
If you work part-time during maternity leave, the job should be the same or as nearly as possible comparable to the job you held prior to taking maternity leave.
In that case you are to be transferred to a position at the same classification and grade and as nearly as possible comparable to your job prior to maternity leave.
www.eeo.nsw.gov.au /family/matleave.htm   (971 words)

 Maternity/Paternity Leave Policies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Maternity leave shall begin on the date of birth of the child.
Any female member of the faculty or A and PS on maternity leave will be excused from regular duties during the two-month period following the birth of her child, and during this period she will receive the salary and benefits that would normally be received under the terms of her employment.
In the case of medical complications requiring more than the two months of paid maternity leave, the faculty or A and PS member should arrange for a physician's certificate to be sent to the department head, with a copy to the Director of Human Resources in order that a disability leave may be arranged.
www.oberlin.edu /womenctr/family.html   (555 words)

 Maternity leave: The basics
Maternity leave is the time a mother takes off from work at the birth or adoption of a child.
Generally this leave begins once the child arrives at your home (or when you leave to go get the child if adopting from another country.) You may also be eligible to take time off during the adoption process to meet with lawyers or attend home visits.
Federal guidelines require you to request leave at least 30 days before you plan to take it, but it may be best to give your boss more advance notice — you don't want to wait until you're obviously showing to tell your employer about your pregnancy.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/pregnancy/pregnantatwork/449.html   (2939 words)

 Faculty Handbook: Faculty Employment Policies / Maternity Leave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Maternity leave is a right and will be granted upon written request to any female employee who has achieved permanent employment status.
Therefore, it is necessary that each maternity leave applicant work closely with her supervisor in determining a reasonable period of maternity leave.
Request for each maternity leave by an unclassified employee must be submitted through all channels for approval by the appropriate Vice President.
www.nlu.edu /facultyhandbook/maternityleave.html   (177 words)

 Maternity leave
Pregnant women may take leave four weeks prior to giving birth, and they are obliged to take the first two weeks after giving birth off.
After giving birth, the mother is entitled to 14 weeks maternity leave, and the father is entitled to two weeks paternity leave during the first 14 weeks after the birth of his child.
During maternity leave, a number of flexible schemes exist.
www.workindenmark.dk /Maternity_leave   (138 words)

 Maternity Leave
The employee on maternity leave must present to her principal and the personnel administrator a statement from her attending physician as to the earliest date, after delivery of the baby, on which the employee may return to work.
Maternity leave under (a) and b starting and terminating conditions will result in the non-teaching employee receiving full pay for the days of leave equivalent to the accrued days of sick leave of the employee.
Should the non-teaching employee have no accrued sick leave days when beginning maternity leave, or should the non-teaching employee exhaust her accrued days of sick leave while on maternity leave, then all pay will terminate for the duration of the leave and until the non-teaching employee returns to her position in keeping.
www.stmary.k12.la.us /personnel/leaves/maternity_leave.htm   (366 words)

 Maternity Leave
Maternity leave is what many companies term the 4- to 6-week (6 to 8 weeks for a c-section) "period of disability" taken by an employee after she gives birth.
This leave can be paid or unpaid or covered by a combination of vacation, sick and personal days depending on your firm's policy.
Laws on maternity and disability leave are not universal and do not cover smaller employees or the self-employed.
www.matrixcos.com /resources/maternity.html   (775 words)

 Paid Maternity Leave
That is very clear in the fact that, when you look at those affluent countries that provide paid maternity leave, their birth rate is no better than that of Australia or the United States, who do not have paid maternity leave.
So let us put to rest this nonsense suggested by the opposition that paid maternity leave is going to do something about our birth rate or something about the fertility rate and reverse the ageing of our population, because it is certainly not.
That is not the issue in relation to paid maternity leave, as Senator Bolkus indicated when he said that it is a basic work entitlement.
www.senatorchapman.com /sppaid.htm   (739 words)

 Extended Paid Maternity Leave Reduces Opportunities
As attractive as a long maternity leave might appear to women, there are significant disadvantages, a fact that is receiving some attention in Australia.
A year’s paid maternity leave is longer than most other nations, and though supporters claim that it is a worthy goal, the painful consequences, which are offset in other countries by extensive government subsidies, would emerge in Australia.
Rather than helping women, a year’s paid maternity leave would instead reduce the average lifetime earnings of women—both because employers will pay women less due to the anticipated outlay for maternity leave, and because employers will choose to hire men rather than women.
www.pacificresearch.org /pub/con/2001/01-08-31.html   (529 words)

 ACTU: ACTU: Campaigns: Maternity Leave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The ACTU believes that paid maternity leave is a fundamental human right, and is necessary to address the systemic discrimination and disadvantage that women suffer when they seek to combine their re-productive and productive roles.
Maternity Leave, Child Care, and Work and Family will be major issues on the agenda at the ACTU Congress 2003 to be held from the 18-21 August in Melbourne.
Paid maternity leave was not Liberal Party policy at the last federal election and some ministers have been openly hostile to the idea.
www.actu.asn.au /public/campaigns/maternity.html   (1338 words)

 Employee Maternity Leave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
If the employee has worked for 41 consecutive weeks for the employer (up to the expected birth date), they are entitled to 'additional' maternity leave which entitles an employee to an extra 26 weeks leave that starts the day after the 'ordinary' maternity leave ends.
Ordinary maternity leave can be taken at any time from the 11th week before the expected birth date, although the employee is free to work until the day before the babies expected birth if they wish.
For the first 6 weeks of ordinary leave the employee will be paid 9/10ths of their normal wage (calculated as an average over the last 12 weeks).
www.bizhelp24.com /business_law/maternity-leave.shtml   (656 words)

 Maternity leave and pay : Directgov - Parents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
All employed pregnant women are entitled to 26 weeks of ordinary maternity leave regardless of how long they have worked for their employer.
Those who have worked for their employer for 26 weeks continuously by the beginning of the 14th week before the baby is due can take 26 weeks of additional maternity leave.
To get SMP and leave from your employer it is important to tell your employer that you are pregnant and when you want your maternity pay and leave to start.
www.direct.gov.uk /Parents/Employment/EmploymentArticles/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4019610&chk=Kp7P7J   (616 words)

 Women's Labor Force Attachment Patterns and Maternity Leave: A Review of the Literature
As background to the study of research on maternity leave, it is important to place it in the historical perspective of changes in women's labor force participation.
She also indicates that women who were covered by a formal maternity leave policy and returned to their original employer had higher subsequent wages.
A newly expanded maternity leave module in the the 1996 SIPP panel includes questions on the type of leave, level of responsibility, and pay scale of women both before and after child birth to better assess the economic costs of separation from the labor force because of child bearing and child rearing.
www.census.gov /population/www/documentation/twps0032/twps0032.html   (3490 words)

 NCAE | Maternity Leave: Is It A State Benefit?
OR There is not a "true" maternity leave benefit offered by the state of North Carolina for educators and state employees.
Note: You cannot use sick leave to stay out 2, 3, 6 months or longer, unless the employee or the child is sick (some complication at birth or prior to birth).
"A new parent may use annual vacation leave, personal leave, or leave without pay to care for a newborn child or for a child placed with the teacher for adoption or foster care, Use of annual leave for this purpose is not limited to days when students are in attendance.
www.ncae.org /gr/research/maternity.shtml   (452 words)

 Maternity Leave by Pregnancy Weekly
Employees who are eligible to take advantage of the FMLA have 12 weeks of maternity leave at their disposal, but there are a couple of catches.
Once you return to work, you should find yourself in the same or an equivalent position, but if you would have been laid off or otherwise terminated had you worked during your maternity leave, the law does not require that your benefits be continued or that you be reinstated.
You accrue no benefits or seniority while on leave, but you are protected from the use of FMLA leave as a negative factor in hiring, promotion, disciplinary actions, and bonus assignment based on position rather than performance.
www.pregnancyweekly.com /topics/maternity_leave.htm   (490 words)

 Pregnancy Today: Taking Time Off: Maternity Leaves for the Work-at-Home Mom
Planning that leave can often be more difficult for work-at-home moms than for their time card-punching sisters, but there are some basic guidelines that can smooth the process.
Taking maternity leave might require a little more planning for moms who work from home, but the extra effort seems to be worth it.
With careful planning and realistic expectations, you can take a maternity leave that is fulfilling for you and your baby and enables you to return to work knowing you've done what is best for both of you.
pregnancytoday.com /reference/articles/wahm.htm   (1019 words)

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