Maternity Law in India| What are your benefits in Indian Maternity Law ?

What is Maternity Law?

The Maternity Benefit Act 1961 is an act that allows women to go on a paid leave during and/or after pregnancy to take care of her baby.

Eligibility:

As per the act, in order to be eligible for Maternity Leave, you must have been working in the organisation for past 80 days.

 What are your benefits?

  • You can avail paid leave up to 26 weeks.
  • You can start your leave 8 weeks before your delivery date and remaining can be taken after delivery.
  • You can avail only 12 weeks of leave if it’s your 3rd
  • You can enjoy work from home if the nature of your work allows so. It requires your employer’s consent.
  • Any organisation with 50 plus employee must provide you a Creche facility.
  • You will be allowed to visit the creche 4 times a day, including your rest intervals.

 

 

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