02 Aug 2015 12:00:00 AM

Paternity Leave

Male employees are granted time off to take care of their new-born. It is usually a fully paid leave; but may be partially-paid or unpaid if the leave is granted for an extended period of time.

Important Considerations
  • Eligibility, rules and regulations to utilise paternity leave option must be clearly defined within the policy prior to implementation.

  • The paternity leave policy should be reviewed at least once per year.

  • Typically a paid paternity leave is provided for the first 3 working days per childbirth to be taken at the time of the birth of the child(ren).

  • At employer’s discretion, there may be a cap on the number of times an individual is granted a paternity leave within a period of time.

  • Supervisor and HR may edit or discontinue the policy if it no longer meets business needs.

Related Documents

Policy Implementation Guidelines: Paternity Leave