The extension of maternity leave will bring Hong Kong in line with the minimum standards for maternity leave set by the International Labour Organisation, at 14 weeks. Photo: ShutterstockThe extension of maternity leave will bring Hong Kong in line with the minimum standards for maternity leave set by the International Labour Organisation, at 14 weeks. Photo: Shutterstock
The extension of maternity leave will bring Hong Kong in line with the minimum standards for maternity leave set by the International Labour Organisation, at 14 weeks. Photo: Shutterstock

Extension of maternity leave from 10 to 14 weeks will come into effect by 2021, Hong Kong labour and welfare minister says

  • Once bill is passed, the government will bear the cost of the extra four weeks, capped at HK$36,822 per employee
  • Employees who miscarry from 24 weeks after conception will be eligible for maternity leave, down from 28 weeks

Topic |   Reproductive health
The extension of maternity leave will bring Hong Kong in line with the minimum standards for maternity leave set by the International Labour Organisation, at 14 weeks. Photo: ShutterstockThe extension of maternity leave will bring Hong Kong in line with the minimum standards for maternity leave set by the International Labour Organisation, at 14 weeks. Photo: Shutterstock
The extension of maternity leave will bring Hong Kong in line with the minimum standards for maternity leave set by the International Labour Organisation, at 14 weeks. Photo: Shutterstock
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