The implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Expanded Maternity Leave Act was signed Wednesday by heads of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Civil Service Commission (CSC), and the Social Security System (SSS).
The Expanded Maternity Leave Act was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte last February and would grant 105 days of paid maternity leave with option to extend for 30 days without pay.
Solo mothers will also get additional 15 days of leave.
The maternity law provides female workers in the government and private sectors 105 days of paid maternity leave credits regardless of the type of childbirth.
The previous law on maternity leave only allowed a 60-day paid maternity leave for normal childbirth and 78 days for cesarean delivery.
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