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New Maternity & Paternity Leave Laws In Effect

New Maternity & Paternity Leave Laws In Effect

The new law which allows for 13 weeks of paid maternity leave and 5 days of paid paternity leave is now in effect. The Government posted the image below, which states: “All businesses should note that the Employment [Maternity Leave Extension and Paternity Leave] Amendment Act takes effect on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. “The amendments extends... Read more of this article

Column: Maternity & Paternity Leave Reform

Column: Maternity & Paternity Leave Reform

[Opinion column written by MP Tinee Furbert] In the Progressive Labour Party’s 2017 Election Platform, our party promised to extend paid maternity leave and introduce paid paternity leave. Recently, in the House of Assembly, I was proud to see that promised fulfilled with the passage of the Government’s Employment [Maternity Leave Extension... Read more of this article

Employment Leave Act Takes Effect On Jan 1st

Employment Leave Act Takes Effect On Jan 1st

The Government is reminding the community and “particularly local businesses” that the Employment Amendment Act takes effect on January 1, 2020, with the new law extending paid maternity leave to 13 weeks, providing for five days paid paternity leave, and allowing employees to take one week’s holiday after the first six months of employment.A... Read more of this article

Extend Maternity Leave, Provide Paternity Leave

Extend Maternity Leave, Provide Paternity Leave

A Bill that will provide for vacation leave after the first six months of continuous employment, extend the maternity leave time, and provide for paternity leave recently passed in the House of Assembly. The Bill’s explanatory memorandum said it “provides that an employee who has completed the first six months of continuous employment shall... Read more of this article

Increase Maternity Leave, Provide Paternity Leave

Increase Maternity Leave, Provide Paternity Leave

This Bill increases maternity leave and provides for paternity leave for the first time in the Legislation, Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo said in the House of Assembly on Friday. “The tabling today of the Employment [Maternity Leave Extension and Paternity Leave] Amendment Act 2019 is the first of a number of proposed... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Modernisation Of Labour Legislation’

Minister: ‘Modernisation Of Labour Legislation’

It is the Government’s intent to bring forward changes to labour legislation before the end of this year, Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo said, with the changes including provision for increased maternity leave from 8 weeks to 13 weeks, and provision for 5 days paternity leave. Speaking in the House of Assembly today... Read more of this article