Thursday, March 29, 2007

Childcare Leave and other fascinating observations

Was trying to figure out the other day if our own staff/ myself would be entitled to childcare leave and came across a treasure trove of interesting trivia.

1. None of our staff/ myself are entitled to childcare leave in law because of their job scope (executive/ confidential positions) which excludes them from the protection of the Employment Act. Wait. Correction - the PANTRY LADY would be entitled to childcare leave if her children were not already grown up.

2. For a woman who holds an executive/ confidential/ managerial position to enjoy maternity benefits, she has to be married to the father of her child. However, the "married" rule does not apply to women who hold jobs that don't fall within these descriptions.

3. Married women who hold an executive/ confidential/ managerial positions enjoy maternity benefits up to the 4th child. Unmarried/ married women who hold jobs outside of these descriptions enjoy the same benefits up to the 2nd child only. The "Two Is Enough" policy is still alive! But only for some people!

11 Comments:

At 6:05 PM, Blogger coern said...

wow - certainly food for thought. you wonder why the government hasn't sorted out this apparent anomaly - or is there a lack of desire to do so?

 
At 5:58 AM, Blogger The UnCensored Mama said...

Eh, something I dun understand.

"For a woman who holds an executive/ confidential/ managerial position to enjoy maternity benefits, she has to be married to the father of her child."

So, if this said woman is not married to the father of her child (divorced, common-law, hit n run), then she will not receive maternity benefits. Is this the correct understand? Correct me if I'm wrong.

I'm just very suprised. Still got prejudice against single women want-ah in Singapore??

 
At 4:17 PM, Anonymous kwonghou said...

I remember reading something like that before. I think you aren't wrong.

Put in another scenario, if a woman is raped but decided not to abort, she has actually to face quite a lot of "penalties" later. Not just for maternity benefits but other things like tax incentives, schooling, etc.

It's one of our society's unreconciled rules.

 
At 3:30 AM, Blogger shahanara sultana said...

great tips. Its amazing how many parents do not take their children outside at all. Walks are so healthy and so fun for the kids (and the workers!)

please follow this link
find child care

 
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