Amendments to the Employment Act, 2007 to Include Leave for Adopting Parents16-Apr-21
On 30th March 2021, the president assented to the Employment (Amendment) Act, 2021 (Amendment Act) which contains amendments to the the Employment Act, No. 11 of 2007.
This Amendment Act adds a new Section 29A after Section 29 of the Employment Act, No. 11 of 2007 which originally only provided for a 3-month maternity leave for female employees and a 2-week paternity leave for male employees. There were no provisions that allocated leave days for those in the process of adopting a child/children which therefore did not give these adoptive parents an opportunity to bond with their adopted child/children.
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