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carol1958

Jun 7, 2012, 7:06 AM

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Maternity Leave for Housekeeper

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My housekeeper has notified me that she will not be returning after the birth of her second child. She works for me 4.5 hours one day a week. I was told that I had to pay her 12 weeks maternity leave. This seems extreme especially since she is not returning to work. Can anyone explain what the actual law and "rule" is?



Rolly


Jun 7, 2012, 8:52 AM

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Re: [carol1958] Maternity Leave for Housekeeper

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The law says that a woman is entitled to maternity leave for six weeks before and six weeks after delivery with full pay. If she is unable to return to work after that leave, she's entitled to a period not to exceed 60 days at half pay.
Since she has announced her intention to quit after the birth, there may be some question about your obligation to pay her for six weeks after the birth. It's a small amount of money, so it's probably not worth getting a lawyer involved.

Rolly Pirate


(This post was edited by Rolly on Jun 7, 2012, 8:55 AM)
 
 
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