|Does the Law have provisions on maternity leave?||Yes|
|What is the duration of maternity leave?||13.0 weeks|
|Who pays for maternity leave?||Government|
|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|
|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?||Yes|
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:
Pregnant workers are entitled to the maternity leave of three months at the time of delivery. The leave begins four weeks before the expected date of birth (antenatal leave), and the remaining 09 weeks to be taken after delivery (postnatal leave).
In the event of multiple births, the postnatal leave is increased by 4 weeks (thus extended to 13 weeks). If the birth takes place after the fixed date for the beginning of the maternity leave, this should be extended for the necessary period so the worker will be able to enjoy at least 9 weeks of leave after the birth.
Source: §5-7 of the Presidential Decree on Maternity Protection (No. 8/11of 7 January 2011)
Maternity leave benefits are provided from the first day of the leave and correspond to the entirety of the leave period, in the terms expressed in the Presidential Decree n. 8/11 on Maternity Protection. All female workers are covered under the compulsory social protection system.
The total amount of the cash benefit is 100% of the average daily wage effectively registered in the last two months before the beginning of the leave, but the months where the employee worked less than 20 days are not considered in the calculation.
The employer should pay the cash benefits in advance to the employee. Employer is later reimbursed by the state social security system. The employer has to pay the maternity leave benefits and pre-maternity benefits within 30 days counting from the beginning of the leave.
Source: §9-11 of the Presidential Decree on Maternity Protection (No. 8/11of 7 January 2011)
More about parental leave:
No provision could be located in law related to parental leave.