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  1. Thailand - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Royal Decree respecting rules and rates of contribution payment, types of compensation, and rules and conditions for entitlement to compensation of non-employee insured persons

    Adoption: 1994-10-13 | Date of entry into force: 1995-11-03 | THA-1994-R-39751

    By payment of yearly contributions in amounts specified in the decree, an unemployed person can, on specified conditions, receive compensation in case of childbirth, disability and death.

  2. Thailand - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on the standard of right and benefit of state enterprise employees (B.E. 2534, No. 2) (B.E. 2536).

    Adoption: 1993-09-20 | THA-1993-R-43192

    Issued by the State Enterprise Relation Committee. Repeals and replaces section 14 of the Regulations regarding standard of right and benefit of state enterprise employees BE 2534 (12 September 1991). The new section 14 provides sixty days' paid leave for pregnant employees, as well as thirty days of paid personal leave to look after the infant.

  3. Thailand - Maternity protection - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification of the Ministry of Interior, Re: Labour Protection (No. 13 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-04-28 | Date of entry into force: 1993-05-01 | THA-1993-M-34092

    Provides that female employees are entitled to take maternity leave before and after delivery of not more than ninety days, and that the employer shall pay the employee on maternity leave her normal pay throughout the leave period, but not for more than forty-five days. The leave includes holidays during leave.

  4. Thailand - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Civil and Commercial Code. Book 2: Parent and Child; Title II: Parentage Law Code . - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1985 | THA-1985-L-89581

    Regulates the parentage of children born both in and outside of wedlock.

  5. Timor-Leste - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Decree-Law No. 18/2017 Approves the Legal Regime for Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Protection under the Social Security Contribution Scheme. (Decreto-Lei No. 18/2017 Aprova o Regime Jurídico de Proteção na Maternidade, Paternidade e Adoção no âmbito do Regime Contributivo de Segurança Social) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-05-24 | Date of entry into force: 2017-06-01 | TLS-2017-L-106104

  6. Togo - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté n° 020/MTESS/DGTLS du 30 juillet 2010 fixant la nature des travaux interdits aux femmes enceintes (article 147 du Code du travail).

    Adoption: 2010-07-30 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-30 | TGO-2010-R-98761

  7. Togo - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté n° 184/MTAS du 20 juin 1962 instituant un régime de congé de maternité en faveur des femmes non fonctionnaires employées dans le secteur public.

    Adoption: 1962-06-20 | Date of entry into force: 1962-07-01 | TGO-1962-R-85187

  8. Trinidad and Tobago - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    The Miscellaneous Provisions (Maternity Protection and the Masters and Servants Ordinance) Act, 2012 (Act No. 7 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-05-22 | TTO-2012-L-92283

    This Act amends the Maternity Protection Act, Chap. 45:57 by increasing the number of weeks of maternity leave from thirteen to fourteen (sections 4, 7(3)(b) and 9(1)).

    The Act repeals the Masters and Servants Ordinance, Ch. 22.

  9. Trinidad and Tobago - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Maternity Protection Act (Cap. 45:57). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-03-11 | TTO-1998-L-50129

    Provides for 13 weeks of maternity leave (six weeks prior to confinement, 7 weeks after) and one month's pay during such leave. An employee on maternity leave shall have the right to return to work. To qualify for maternity leave, employees must have worked for an employer for a period of not less than 12 months. The employee shall also submit a medical certificate stating the probable date of confinement, as well as a written expression of her intent to return to work after maternity leave.

  10. Tunisia - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret no 89-957 du 11 juillet 1989 portant fixation des conditions et modalités d'application des articles 39 à 42 de la loi no 88-145 du 31 décembre 1988 portant loi de finances pour la gestion 1989.

    Adoption: 1989-07-11 | Date of entry into force: 1989-07-28 | TUN-1989-R-33559

    Dispose que les articles 39 à 42 de la loi sus-visée ne s'appliquent qu'aux seules entreprises d'industries manufacturières qui assurent une couverture intégrale en matière d'assurance-maladie et de maternité à leurs salariés et à leurs ayants-droits une fois la commission paritaire consultée. Fixe les modalités de vérification des prestations garanties et les conditions d'octroi de l'abattement des cotisations.

  11. Tunisia - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret no 85-266 du 15 février 1985 relatif au congé post-natal.

    Adoption: 1985-02-15 | TUN-1985-R-33659

    Peuvent bénéficier du congé post-natal les femmes fonctionnaires, ouvrières et agents temporaires. Ce congé ne peut être accordé qu'à l'issue du congé de maternité, en une seule fois, pour un, deux, trois ou quatre mois non renouvelables. Pendant la période de congé, la bénéficiaire perçoit la moitié de son traitement (prestations et primes comprises, sauf les prestations familiales).

  12. Türkiye - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 2006/10331 to repeal Decree No. 87/11624 of 16 March 1987 on the conditions of employment of pregnant women and nursing mothers, and on the provision of nursing rooms and day nurseries.

    Adoption: 2006-04-07 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-28 | TUR-2006-R-73897

  13. Türkiye - Maternity protection - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Legal Notice No. 2004/3 of 26 August 2004 concerning the maternity leave of civil servants.

    Adoption: 2004-08-26 | Date of entry into force: 2004-08-26 | TUR-2004-M-69726

    Aims to explain the changes made to some provisions of the 1965 and 2004 Acts concerning the salary paid during the leave in order to eliminate confusion.

  14. Türkiye - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security on conditions of work of pregnant women and women who breast-feed at work and or at a nursery.

    Adoption: 2004-07 | Date of entry into force: 2004-07-14 | TUR-2004-R-70407

    Contains provisions for the health and security of pregnant women, women who breast feed and foresees the possibility to have a nursery at the workplace.

  15. Türkiye - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 1 May 1997 on the general principles for the establishment of pre-scolar institutions by enterprises subject to the Labour Act No. 1475.

    Adoption: 1997-05-01 | TUR-1997-R-46875

    All employers who are responsable for the maintenance of nursuries within their establishments according to the provisions of the Decree concerning the Conditions of work for expectant and nursing mothers, nursing rooms and child care facilities are also responsable for the maintenance of pre-scolar institutions for children aged between 36-72 months. The employer has to recruit personnel considered to be neccessary for the proper functioning of these institutions.

  16. Türkiye - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of 10 April 1987 on the conditions of employment of pregnant and/or nursing mothers and on the provision of nursing rooms and day nurseries.

    Adoption: 1987-04-10 | TUR-1987-R-56475

    Lays down the periods during which it is prohibited to employ pregnant or nursing mothers, the types of work in which such employment is prohibited and the rules and conditions under which it is permitted to employ such mothers in works which are considered inadvisable.

  17. Türkiye - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Act No. 1186, to amend and supplement the Social Insurance Act (No. 506 of 17 July 1964/1).

    Adoption: 1969-10-23 | TUR-1969-L-17935

    Amends ss. 20, 23, 24, 36, 54, 55, 60, 61, 64, 66 to 68, 71, 78, 96, 101, 106 and 107.

  18. Türkiye - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 6/11648, to make regulations for the conditions of employment of pregnant and nursing mothers, and on the provision of nursing rooms and day nurseries.

    Adoption: 1969-04-04 | TUR-1969-R-17932

  19. Turkmenistan - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Law No. 371-V of 26 March 2016 "On the Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding", as amended to 25 November 2017. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-03-26 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-05 | TKM-2016-L-105763

    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: State regulation and control in the sphere of the promotion and support of breastfeeding
    Chapter III: Realization of the promotion and support of breastfeeding
    Chapter IV: Basic requirements for packaging, marking (labeling) and selling of marked products
    Chapter V: Final provisions.
    Repeals the law of 18 April 2009 "On Protection and Promotion of Breastfeeding and Requirements for the Products of Baby Food" (Vedomosti Mejlisa Turkmenistana, 2009, No. 2, p. 31).

  20. Ukraine - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Act No. 49-IV of 4 July 2002 to amend the Act on State assistance to families with children (Text No. 261).

    Adoption: 2002-07-04 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-01 | UKR-2002-L-61993

    Adds to the Act a Part V-A on family benefits for single mothers.

  21. Ukraine - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 161 of 29 March 2002 on the adoption of the concept of safe maternity.

    Adoption: 2002-03-29 | Date of entry into force: 2002-03-29 | UKR-2002-R-61631

    Provides for the adoption of the concept of safe maternity, enumerates the problems of child-bearing in Ukraine. Lays down aims and major tasks of the concept, and legal measures to ensure its implementation.

  22. Ukraine - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Act No. 2334-III of 22 March 2001 to amend and supplement the Act on State assistance to families with children (Text No. 102) [consolidation].

    Adoption: 2001-03-22 | Date of entry into force: 2002-01-01 | UKR-2001-L-59444

    Consolidated text up to 2001. Contains provisions relating to types of family benefits (maternity, birth, children care) and categories of beneficiaries.

  23. Ukraine - Maternity protection - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Declaration on general principles of State policy regarding the family and women, approved by Decree No. 475-XIV of 5 March 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-03-05 | UKR-1999-M-52719

    Provides that the State shall protect maternity and childhood and shall attempt to suppress any form of discrimination against women.

  24. Ukraine - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Governmental Decree No. 431 of 28 July 1992 on the long-term programme for the improvement of conditions of living of women and families and on the protection of maternity and childhood (text No. 204).

    Adoption: 1992-07-28 | UKR-1992-R-32291

  25. United Arab Emirates - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sharjah Executive Council Order No. 9 of 2014 on Maternity Leave for non-Emirati working mothers and Paternity Leave. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-02-04 | Date of entry into force: 2014-02-04 | ARE-2014-R-99677

    Female employees shall be granted a maternity leave with total salary for 60 days, and may be awarded two weeks before the expected date of delivery based on a medical report from a certified specialist doctor.

    Female employees shall be given a period for breastfeeding, two hours a day for six months and one hour a day for the next six months, for one year after maternity leave, at the beginning or end of working hours.

    Maternity leave and annual leave or leave without pay up to a maximum of 100 days may be combined from the start of maternity leave.

    A three-paid day paternity leave shall be given to male employee within a month of the date of childbirth.

  26. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment No. 11) (Jersey) Law 2020 (L-01-2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-01 | GBR-2020-L-109882

    Amends the Employment Law with respect to rights for mothers who are breastfeeding their child.

  27. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Maternity Leave and Adoption Leave (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016 | GBR-2016-L-101879

  28. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Breastfeeding Act 2011 (c.20). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-12 | Date of entry into force: 2011-11-15 | GBR-2011-L-91394

    An Act to make provision about the feeding of milk to babies in public places and on licensed premises.

    Section
    1. Short title
    2. Right to feed milk to a baby
    3. Vicarious liability
    4. Promotion and support of breastfeeding

  29. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Act 2010 (c.36). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-16 | GBR-2010-L-88230

    An Act to make provision about eligibility for a child trust fund; to repeal the Saving Gateway Accounts Act 2009; to make provision about entitlement to health in pregnancy grant; and for connected purposes.

    Amends section 2 of the Child Trust Funds Act 2004 and repeals the Saving Gateway Accounts Act 2009.

  30. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008, c. 6. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-06-05 | GBR-2008-L-107908

    An Act to establish the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission; to amend the law relating to child support; to make provision about lump sum payments to or in respect of persons with diffuse mesothelioma; and for connected purposes.

  31. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Work and Families Act, 2006 (c. 18). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 2007-04-01 | GBR-2006-L-73841

    Makes provision about statutory rights to leave and pay in connection with the birth or adoption of children; to amend section 80F of the Employment Rights Act 1996; to make provision about workers' entitlement to annual leave;and to provide for the increase in the sums specified in section 186(1) and 227(1) of that Act. The Act applies to England, Scotland and Whales with certain sections also apply to Northern Ireland (17-19; paragraphs 2, 45, 49, and 55 to 61 of Schedule 1, and section 11so far as relating to those paragraphs; the entry in Schedule 2 relating to the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (c. 1), and section 15 so far as relating to that entry).

  32. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S. I. No. 923 of 2004). - Statutory Instrument No. 923 of 2004

    Adoption: 2004-03-23 | Date of entry into force: 2004-04-06 | GBR-2004-R-67191

    Amends Adoption Leave Regulations 2002. Removes provision enabling employer to request the name and date of birth of a child in respect of whom leave is taken. Also provides that all terms and conditions applying in relation to an employee returning to work from adoption leave, not just those relating to remuneration, are not less favourable than those which would have applied if the employee had not been absent.

  33. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (General) Regulations, 2002 (S.I. No. 2822 of 2002). - http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/stat.htm

    Adoption: 2002-11-13 | Date of entry into force: 2002-12-08 | GBR-2002-R-63644

    Made under Employment Act 2002. Divided into 6 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 provides for statutory paternity pay payable in connection with birth; Part 3 for statutory paternity pay in the case of adoption. Part 4 contains common provisions. Part 5 deals with statutory adoption pay. Part 6 contains provisions applicable to both statutory paternity pay and statutory adoption pay.

  34. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Maternity and Parental Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 2789 of 2002). - http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/stat.htm

    Adoption: 2002-11-11 | Date of entry into force: 2002-11-24 | GBR-2002-R-63647

    Amends Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations 1999 with respect to maternity leave and right to return from parental leave. Extends ordinary maternity leave from 18 to 26 weeks, and additional maternity leave so as to end 26 weeks from end of ordinary maternity leave. Employee qualifies for additional maternity leave if she has been continuously employed for at least 26 weeks at the beginning of 14th week before expected week of childbirth. Also makes minor amendments.

  35. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security, Statutory Maternity Pay and Statutory Sick Pay (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 2690 of 2002). - http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/stat.htm

    Adoption: 2002-10-30 | GBR-2002-R-63646

    Amends Social Security (Incapacity Benefit) Regulations 1994, Statutory Maternity Pay (General) Regulations 1986, Statutory Maternity Pay (National Health Service Employees) Regulations 1991, Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982, Social Security (Maternity Allowance) Regulations 1987 and Social Security (Maternity Allowance) (Earnings) Regulations 2000, in consequence of Part 1 of the Employment Act 2002. Establishes that woman's maternity pay period shall commence when she gives notice to employer that she expects his liability to pay statutory maternity pay to begin and she ceases work in conformity with notice. Extends woman's maternity pay period to 26 consecutive weeks. Proscribes rate of statutory maternity pay. Also provides for several related matters.

  36. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Employment Act 2002 (c. 22). - Acts of the UK Parliament

    Adoption: 2002 | GBR-2002-L-63642

    Amends Employment Rights Act 1996. Deals with various aspects of workers rights. Divided into 4 parts. Part 1 provides for statutory leave and pay. Chapter 1 of this part deals with paternity and adoption. Makes provision for paternity leave, paternity pay, adoption leave, and statutory adoption pay. Also contains provisions regarding administration and enforcement of pay. Chapter 2 of Part 1 deals with maternity. Provides for rights during and after maternity leave, maternity pay period, rate of statutory maternity pay, entitlement to statutory maternity pay, and funding of employers' liabilities regarding statutory maternity pay. Part 2 deals with tribunal reform. Part 3 provides for dispute resolution and related matters. Contains provisions regarding statutory dispute resolution procedures, contracts of employment, non-completion of statutory procedure, complaints about grievances, adjustment of time limits, and procedural fairness in unfair dismissal. Finally, Part 4 contains miscellaneous provisions.

  37. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Maternity and Paternal Leave, and Health and Safety) Regulations (Amendment) Regulations, 2001 (No. 112 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2001-12-12 | GBR-2001-R-60157

    Amends Employment (Maternity and Health and Safety Regulations) Regulations 1996 to implement Council Directive 96/34/EC on the framework agreement on parental leave. Provides that a parent shall be entitled to up to thirteen weeks of parental leave in order to care for a child aged up to five years. Also provides that an employee shall be entitled to special unpaid leave for urgent family reasons of up to five days per year.

  38. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 3312 of 1999). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-12-10 | Date of entry into force: 1999-12-15 | GBR-1999-R-73630

    The regulations, together with provisions inserted into the Employment Rights Act 1996 by the Employment Relations Act 1999, confer new rights to maternity and parental leave. The provisions relating to parental leave implement Council Directive 96/34/EC on the framework agreement on parental leave (OJ No.L145, 19.6.96, p.4).
    Part I deals with general provisions including application, definitions etc. Part II deals with maternity leave including: entitlement; duration; commencment; compulsory maternity leave; redundancy during maternity leave; requirement to notify intention to return during a maternity leave period. Part III regulates parental leave, Part IV deals with provisions applicable in relation to more than one kind of absence. Schedule One regulates workforce agreements.

  39. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Insurance (Benefits) Regulations (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (No. 158 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-11-25 | Date of entry into force: 1999-07-05 | GBR-1999-R-56643

    Amends Social Insurance (Benefits) Regulations with regard to maternity allowances.

  40. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Maternity and Health and Safety) Regulations 1996 (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (No. 162 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-11-25 | Date of entry into force: 1999-07-05 | GBR-1999-R-56644

    Amends Employment (Maternity and Health and Safety) Regulations 1996 with regard to the general right to maternity leave.

  41. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Insurance) Ordinance (Amendment) Ordinance 1999 (No. 27 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-10-21 | Date of entry into force: 1999-07-05 | GBR-1999-R-56407

    Amends the Social Security (Insurance) Ordinance with regard to maternity benefits and maternity allowance.

  42. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Employment Injuries Insurance) Ordinance (Amendment) Ordinance 1999 (No. 21 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-10-15 | Date of entry into force: 1999-07-05 | GBR-1999-R-56406

    Amends Social Security (Employment Injuries Insurance) Ordinance by providing that no contribution shall be payable in respect of an employee for any week during the whole or any part of which she is absent from work in exercise of her right to maternity leave under the Employment (Maternity and Health and Safety) Regulations 1996.

  43. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Statutory Maternity Pay (Compensation of Employers) Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 522).

    Adoption: 1998-03-03 | Date of entry into force: 1998-04-06 | GBR-1998-R-54383

    Amends the Statutory Maternity Pay (Compensation of Employers) and the Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations 1994. Increases the additional amount a small employer is enabled to recover of statutory maternity pay.

  44. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Statutory Maternity Pay (Compensation of Employees) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (No. 120)

    Adoption: 1997-03-04 | Date of entry into force: 1997-04-06 | GBR-1997-R-53412

    Amends the Statutory Maternity Pay (Compensation of Employers) and Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994 in order to enable an employer to recover payments of statutory maternity pay and, if he or she is a small employer, an additional amount in respect to such pay.

  45. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Insurance) Ordinance (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (L.N. No. 94 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-09-26 | Date of entry into force: 1996-10-01 | GBR-1996-R-45316

    Revokes the Overlapping Benefits Regulations. Omits numerous sections of the Social Insurance (Benefits) Regulations and replaces a section with one preventing a person who is in prison or in legal custody from being disqualified from receiving maternity or death grant.

  46. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Contributions), Statutory Maternity Pay and Statutory Sick Pay (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996.

    Adoption: 1996-03-12 | Date of entry into force: 1996-04-06 | GBR-1996-R-46779

    Inter alia, enables sickness benefit and maternity benefit to be paid to employees, including seafarers and airmen, who travel outside of Northern Ireland for any purpose.

  47. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Social Security (Benefits) (Amendments) Regulations 1996, made under s. 31 of the Social Security Ordinance 1985.

    Adoption: 1996-02-19 | GBR-1996-R-56103

    Amends the Social Security Ordinance 1985.

  48. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Protection of Pregnant Workers Regulations 1996 (L.N. No. 12 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-01-25 | Date of entry into force: 1996-02-01 | GBR-1996-R-43219

    Employers shall assess the risk to the health of new or expectant mothers or women of child-bearing age of tasks which are potentially harmful. If risk is present, employers shall alter the tasks of the employee or suspend the employee as long as necessary to avoid risk. Employees have the right to be offered alternative work if available (s. 4). Implements Council Directive 92/85/EEC. Made under the Factories Ordinance.

  49. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Maternity and Parental Leave, and Health and Safety) Regulations, 1996 (LN. 1996/014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-01-25 | Date of entry into force: 1996-01-01 | GBR-1996-R-43221

    During her maternity leave, an employee shall be entitled to remuneration at the weekly rate of injury benefit (excluding dependants allowance). Maternity leave is set at fourteen weeks. S. 5(3) provides that if an employee is dismissed during maternity leave, the period of maternity leave ends at the time of her dismissal. Employees are not permitted to work for a period of two weeks after childbirth (s. 5(4)). S. 11 provides that an employee who has been in regular service to an employer for 1 year at the beginning of the eleventh week before expected childbirth has the right to return to work. In special cases of redundancy, alternative work at equal terms may be offered by the employer (s. 13). Also sets forth provisions relating to complaints to the Industrial Tribunal on matters relating to maternity leave. Finally, amends the Employment and Training Ordinance to provide regulations concerning dismissals during maternity leave. Implements Council Directives 89/391/EEC and 92/85/EEC.

  50. United Kingdom - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Statutory Maternity Pay (Compensation of Employers) Amendment Regulations 1995 (No. 566 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-03-07 | Date of entry into force: 1995-04-06 | GBR-1995-R-40095

    The principal Regulations enable an employer to recover payments of statutory maternity pay and, if it is a small employer, an additional amount in respect of such pay. These Regulations increase the additional amount.

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