A female employee who has worked at least 3 months before the birth of the child is entitled to maternity leave.

If the child is a Singapore citizen and both parents are legally married, the entitlement is:

  • 16 weeks of maternity leave.
  • the first 8 weeks are paid by the employer while the remaining 8 weeks are paid by the government, for the first 2 child births. All 16 weeks are paid by the government for the third and subsequent child births.
  • to be taken in continuous weeks starting 4 weeks before child birth; first 8 weeks can be taken within 4 weeks of child birth with the remaining weeks taken flexibly within 1 year of child birth.
  • total flexible leave days = 8 weeks x number of work days per week (capped at 48 work days).

If the child is not a Singapore citizen or both parents are not legally married, the entitlement is:

  • 12 weeks of maternity leave.
  • 8 weeks are paid by the employer for the first 2 child births while the remaining 4 weeks are unpaid.
  • to be taken in continuous weeks starting 4 weeks before child birth; first 8 weeks can be taken within 4 weeks of child birth with the remaining weeks taken flexibly within 1 year of child birth.
  • total flexible leave days = 4 weeks x number of work days per week (capped at 48 work days).

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How can your employee be eligible for Maternity Leave?

By default, not all employees are granted Maternity Leave. In Talenox, it is based on eligibility in accordance with the following requirements:

1. Add the child's details in the Next-of-Kin section of the Employee Profile.

2. Update the employee's Marital Status.

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Custom Maternity Leave Set-Up (Flexible Arrangement)

If you want to create a custom Maternity 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

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How do you claim from Government-Paid Maternity Leave (GPML) Scheme?

You can claim Government Paid Maternity Leave (GPML) by heading over to the Government-Paid Leave website to submit your employee's claim online via the GPL portal. Do scroll down the page until you see "What should I do as an employer" and follow the steps accordingly. 😀

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