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Update on South Africa’s new paternity leave laws

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President Cyril Ramaphosa signed off on the Labour Laws Amendment Act in November 2018 – introducing big changes to South Africa’s paternity leave regulations. Under the new act, a father will receive 10 consecutive days of parental leave which they can take from the date that the child is born. The new laws have been widely praised, and have gained significant traction among South African employees. But, uncertainty about when the regulations will officially come into effect has caused havoc at some businesses. One BusinessTech reader said that while employees wished to apply for paternity leave, they couldn’t officially sign […]

Paternity Leave For Dads A Must So That Moms Don’t Lose Out On Careers! Are Lawmakers Listening?

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What if we focus on reforms in getting Dad to take care of the kids more? Won’t that balance out the disparity in parenting duties that an almost non-existent paternity leave in India brings? Rosy* conceived her twins through IVF in Mumbai, at the age of 32. The year was 2017. Her husband, Raman* and she, both had successful careers in MNCs. The complicated childbirth combined with the fact that the babies were twins, took a lot out of her and she was recommended bed rest for at least a few weeks. Rosy was a first-time parent who had left […]

Paternity Leave Hasn’t Caught Up With What Dads Deserve

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When your dream becomes real, it becomes very real. That’s a line I came up with when my career took off. But it applies just as much to parenthood — life’s greatest adventure for those who wish to partake in it. Of course, there are ways we all idealized what parenthood may be like and how we’d handle some of the challenges. That said, adages about everyone inevitably repeating their parents’ mistakes are false and ridiculous. Today’s fathers are carving out new terrain for a new era. Having done loads of research and interviews, including for my book All In, I see how incredibly […]

Paternity leave set to win endorsement at ballot box – SWI swissinfo.ch

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Pollsters say fathers (and mothers) in Switzerland have reason to hope that a ten-day statutory paternity leave will become reality soon. Keystone/Hans Klaus Techt Worked in radio and newspaper journalism, as well as teaching and tourism before joining swissinfo.ch’s predecessor Swiss Radio International in the 1980s. He reports from parliament, and focuses on direct democracy issues. A ten-day statutory leave for fathers of new-born children in Switzerland is within reach according to pollsters. Voters have the final say on the issue on September 27. A majority of citizens also appear to favour a plan to introduce tax deductions for families […]

Sunil Gavaskar clears air on his 1975-76 paternity leave matter | Cricket News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has clarified that he had not sought paternity leave from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to return to India during the twin tours of New Zealand and West Indies in 1975-76. It was reported in the media that the former India opener had asked for leave but was denied permission for paternity leave. “While this is correct, the circumstances of that request were not quite made clear and so, here is an attempt to put the record straight. Firstly, I did not ask permission to return to be by […]

How introducing paternity leave can change women’s career opportunities

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In 2015, a number of major companies jumped on the bandwagon to provide generous parental leave. Given that the United States–unlike the rest of the developed world–doesn’t have a federally mandated paid leave policy, this perk was seen by many as a way that companies compete for talent. And it’s not just for birth mothers. These generous policies include fathers, as well as adoptive parents. Some companies believe that the benefits go beyond attracting talent. EY and American Express, for example, are of the view that instituting generous paternity leave policies can help increase the leadership pipeline for women in the […]

Oyo govt to extend maternity leave to 6 months

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The Oyo State Government says efforts are ongoing to ensure that maternity leave for pregnant and nursing mothers who are state employees is extended from four to six months. This is contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, issued on Thursday in Ibadan. The statement quoted Mrs Faosat Sanni, the State’s Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, as speaking on the extension plan at a two-day workshop on ‘Safe Motherhood’. The workshop was organised by the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Oyo chapter. Sanni said the extension was necessary in […]

Some Military Women Miss Out on Maternity Leave. This Bill Would Fix That | Military.com

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WASHINGTON — The same week in December that Briell Zweygardt is due to give birth to her first child she’s also scheduled to report to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., for drills. Zweygardt, 25, is a second lieutenant in the Kansas Air National Guard and like other women in the National Guard or military reserves she’ll face a tough choice when her child is born. If she takes time off from her monthly guard duties to care for her child, she’ll lose out on pay and points toward her retirement. “I have actually seen women bring their newborns […]

Women returning from maternity leave ineligible for Covid-19 wage subsidy

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TRADE UNIONS HAVE written to the government to highlight an anomaly for women returning from maternity leave applying for the wage subsidy scheme. The National Women’s Council of Ireland, and trade unions Siptu and the ICTU, have written to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to highlight the anomaly in relation to the Covid-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS). The scheme, which is operated by Revenue, enables employees to receive State supports through their employers’ payroll in circumstances where the employer is affected by the pandemic. The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme provides up to €410 per employee a company keeps on its […]

Environment minister Koizumi to take 2 weeks paternity leave

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Japan’s environment minister said Wednesday he would take two weeks of paternity leave, the first time a cabinet minister has publicly committed to such a move in the country. Shinjiro Koizumi, a media-savvy 38-year-old married to former TV personality Christel Takigawa, 42, told a ministry meeting it had been a difficult decision to balance his duties as minister and his desire to be with his newborn. “I want to take a total of two weeks off flexibly, making exceptions for important public duties,” he said, adding he hoped his decision would help change perceptions and encourage other fathers to follow […]