As a working father, your employee can currently apply to share up to 4 weeks of his wife’s 16 weeks of Government-Paid Maternity Leave, subject to his wife’s agreement.
If your employee is a working father, including one who is self-employed, he is entitled to shared parental leave if he meets the following requirements:
- Your employee's child is a Singapore citizen
- The child's mother qualifies for Government-Paid Maternity Leave (GPML)
- He is lawfully married to the child's mother
If your employee's citizen child is born, or has an Estimated Delivery Date (EDD) before 1 July 2017, he will be entitled to 1 week of shared parental leave, capped at $2,500, including CPF.
However, if his child is born, or has an EDD on or after 1 July 2017, he is entitled to take up to 4 weeks of shared parental leave, capped at $2,500 per week, including CPF. The shared parental leave is allocated in blocks of full weeks, e.g. his wife can allocate 1 to 4 weeks of shared parental leave.
Custom Shared Parental Leave Set-Up (Flexible Arrangement)
If you want to create a custom Shared Parental Leave (Flexible Arrangement, by mutual agreement) if your company allows your employees to apply in Days instead of continuous weeks (Default Arrangement by MOM), you can follow the steps in this guide. 😀