Extended Maternity Leave: Condensed Version for Moms in the Ph

Hello mommies!

Finally, what we’ve all waited for! More time with our new born babe. The Republic Act 11210 is very long and can I say, boring? 😉

So here, let me chop it up for you.

Here’s the link to the full document in downloadable PDF format.

What are its Highlights of RA 11210?

  • 105 Days Paid ML (from previous 60 for normal delivery and 78 for CS).
  • Could be taken before or after delivery, provided that there’s 60 days remaining post-partum.
  • Mothers can transfer 7 days to their spouse, coordination should be made with both employers.
  • Can extend 30 days more, unpaid leave. Should send notice 45 days before end of paid leave.
  • In the untoward event that something happens to the mother, the caregiver (who may be a family member or the spouse himself) can claim this benefit.

There you have it, a condensed version of the expanded maternity leave. At present we (HR practitioners) await the IRR, for full understanding of the details for implementation. However, even without that (yet), we are assured that we can now claim this benefit. 🙂

Happy Weekend, mommies!

About Coach Emile Therese

Emile Therese is a Gallup Certified Strengths-Based Coach and Head of People&Culture. She is graduate of the University of Philippines in Diliman with a degree in Psychology, majoring in Developmental Psych. She is happily married and they are blessed with an amazing daughter. In her spare time, she loves engage in enlightening and heart-warming conversations and friends, read book (and people), write, crochet and travel (update: more of just a walk about these days) with her family. More about Emile.... She believes that values and character ought to be taught as early as possible and that these are key to community and nation building. This was also how she and her siblings were brought up by their two awesome parents! She is a Certified HR Professional who advocates employee engagement in its entirety. Emile believes that true employee engagement rests on the pillars of basic human needs and in ensuring that process and leadership basics are in place - the employee engagement imperatives. She hopes to contribute to making this world a better place for all of us now and the next generation. She loves sipping tea, conversations, reading and writing. The latter gave birth to two blogs - Purposeful Parenting Journey (purposefulparentingjourney.com) and Engagement Imperative (engagementimperative.com).

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