|Does the law require paternity leave for new fathers?||Yes|
|What is the total duration of paid paternity leave at the time of delivery?||3 days|
|What is the wage replacement rate for paternity leave?||100 % of normal wage|
|Who pays for paternity leave?||Employer|
|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|
More about paternity leave:
In accordance with section 27 of the BCEA, workers with at least 4 months of service are entitled to fully paid family responsibility leave of 3 days during each annual leave cycle (12 months). Family responsibilities include the birth of a child, among other family events.
Upon the request of the employer, a worker must provide reasonable proof of the event necessitating family responsibility leave. In other words, if the employee’s child is born, a birth certificate and possibly proof of paternity should be provided to the employer.
Source: § 27 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 1997 (last amended in 2014)
More about parental leave:
No provisions could be located in the law supporting parental leave for new parents after exhaustion of maternity leave.