|Does the Law have provisions on maternity leave?||Yes|
|What is the duration of maternity leave?||13.0 weeks|
|What percentage of the monthly salary does a worker get during maternity leave?||50 %|
|Who pays for maternity leave?||Employer|
|Does the law require that workers be protected from dismissals during the term of pregnancy and maternity leave?||Yes|
|Does the law provide for the right to return to same position after availing maternity leave?||Yes|
|Does the law require that pregnant and nursing workers must not be engaged in harmful work?||Yes|
|Does the law require that pregnant workers be provided free ante and post natal medical care?||No|
|Does the law provide for breastfeeding breaks for nursing mothers?||Yes|
|What is the duration of breastfeeding breaks, as provided by the law?||One hour|
|What is the length of breastfeeding breaks?||Breastfeeding breaks are provided for the first 12 month(s) of life of the child|
|Does the law require parental leave for parents?||No|
|Does the law require that parents with minor children or workers with other family responsibilities be provided with flexible time or part time work options?||No|
To comply with international standards, maternity leave duration should be at least 14 weeks and during maternity leave workers should be paid at least 67% of their wage.
More about maternity leave:
Female employees are entitled to at 90 days paid maternity leave on the birth of a child. The Arbitration Council has ruled that 90 days of maternity leave refers to 90 calendar days, including Sundays and holidays. There are no clear provisions in the law providing for an extension of maternity leave. Employment contract of a female worker is suspended during pregnancy, delivery and for absences due to any post-natal illness. The Labour Law implicitly provides extension in maternity leave in the event of post-natal illness.
Sources: §182 of the Labour Law, promulgated by Royal Order No. CS/RKM/0397/01 of 13 March 1997 (amended in 2007); Arbitration Council Awards (25/2008, 23/2008, 08/2007)
Maternity leave is paid by the employer to the workers with at least one year of service. Workers are entitled to half their wages, i.e., 50% wages during the maternity leave, along with other benefits (if any).
Sources: §183 of the Labour Law, promulgated by Royal Order No. CS/RKM/0397/01 of 13 March 1997 (amended in 2007)
More about parental leave:
No specific leave entitlements found in the law on parental leave.