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Why Paternity Leave is Worth Considering

Granting employees with paid maternity leave is compulsory for most countries around the world that it naturally becomes a company policy, but what about paternity leave? Historically, the norm said that taking care of a newborn baby was a ‘mother thing’, so new fathers did not have to worry about taking parental leave. But there […]

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November 2, 20211:24 pm
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Singapore Offers Cash Benefits for Parents Ineligible for Paternity and Maternity Leave

A new bill is introduced to help parents in Singapore whose employers do not offer maternity and paternity leave. Eligible parents can receive cash benefits under the new law. Proposed on Monday (July 5), the amendments to the Child Development Co-Savings Act was tabled for a first reading in Parliament by the Ministry of Social […]

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July 6, 20214:42 pm
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Starting Next Month, France Doubles Paid Paternity Leave Up to 28 Days

New dads in France will be able to spend more time with their newborns under the new arrangement. Starting from next month, paternity leave is set at 25 days, up twice from 11 previously. President Emmanuel Macron announced the change last year, and it will come into effect from July 1st. The entitlement is for […]

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June 9, 20213:04 pm
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foodpanda​ Malaysia Introduces Paternity Leave

foodpanda​, the on-demand international food delivery service, has recently implemented new employee benefits named paternity leave for 2019. As of this year, new fathers at ​foodpanda​ Malaysia will be entitled to one month of paid paternity leave. ​foodpanda​ is one of the few companies in Malaysia to implement such a benefit. In addition to that, […]

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April 11, 20199:35 am
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One-month Paid Paternity Leave Granted for Male Civil Servants in Indonesia

As part of Indonesian government’s efforts to promote gender equality, male civil servants in the country are now permitted to submit up to one month paternity leave to support their wives during labor and childbirth. The policy details of the paternity leave were stated in a regulation issued by the National Civil Service Agency (Badan […]

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March 16, 20189:38 am
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IKEA Introduces Month-Long Paid Paternity Leave for Southeast Asia Employees

New fathers working in IKEA stores and offices throughout Southeast Asia will enjoy one month of paid paternity leave this year, said the Swedish furniture retailer in a press release on Wednesday (Sept 6). Human Resource Director for IKEA Southeast Asia Lydia Song said that the new policy is part of IKEA Southeast Asia to […]

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September 8, 201710:49 am
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11,300 Fathers Applied For Government-Paid Paternity Leave in 2016: MSF

Among fathers of children born in 2016, about 11,300 fathers have applied for Government-Paid Paternity leave so far, according to findings by Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). This figure is still increasing as fathers have the flexibility to take Paternity Leave up to 12 months after their child’s birth. The figures will only […]

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March 6, 20178:33 am
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Employers to be reimbursed for second week of paternity leave

SINGAPORE — Employers whose employees took a second week of paternity leave from August last year will be able to seek reimbursements from the Government from July, after the amendments to the Child Development Co-savings Act were passed in Parliament yesterday, paving the way for more support for parents. With the amended Act — the […]

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May 10, 20169:30 am