Paternity leave given state workers
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft bill that would allow 15 days of paid paternity leave for employees at state-owned enterprises whose wives have given birth.
- Published: 18/06/2013 at 09:53 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
The bill was proposed by the State Enterprise Labour Relations Committee to allow males working at state enterprises to take paid leave to care for their wives and new babies, deputy government spokeswoman Sunisa Lertpakawat said.
Under the new law, an employee can take up to 15 days at full salary within 30 days after the child's birth.
However, if the officials need to take time off after the 30-day period, it would require the approval of the chief of their division. If the payment is granted, it must not be for more than 15 working days.
In any case, paid paternity must be used within 90 days after the day the child is born. The employee’s superior may ask for evidence along with a written request for leave.
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