Longer Maternity Benefit from May 1 2013

Ho Chi Minh 4003

Additional 2 months of benefit to make 6 months maternity leave paid for by Social Insurance.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact HR2B Staff Outsourcing in Vietnam

Mothers can now take maternity leave before the actual birth date to a maximum of 2 months.

Legislation Summary

Maternity benefit legislation now includes;

* Article 17, Decree 152/2006/ND-CP.

* Article 157, Labor Code 10/2012/QH13.

* Social Insurance Law 71/2006/QH11 dated 29 June 2006.

* Official Letter 1477/BHXH-CSXH dated April 23 2013 issued by Vietnam Social Insurance to give the guidance on maternity benefit applied from 1 May 2013 mentioned at Article 157, Labor Code 10/2012/QH13.

Additional 2 Months

From May 1 2013 all entitlements to maternity leave increase by 2 months to 6 months.

Applies to Current Maternity Leave

If a mother is already on maternity leave as of the May 1 2013 then the new legislation applies. The new mother is entitled to an additional 2 months leave.

Early Maternity Leave Allowed

Expecting mothers can apply to leave before the birth date. Completing form D02-TS from Social Insurance Department allows the employee to take leave up to 2 months before the expected birth date.

Very Early Leave

If the female employee takes leave more than 02 months before giving birth, her maternity leave is calculated retrospective 02 month from date of giving birth. The additional days are not covered by Social Insurance so it is up to company policy to treat these as unpaid or annual leave days.

Clear For Leaving Employees

If the female employee resigns and terminates her employment before her giving birth date, her maternity leave is calculated from the date of giving birth.

How will this change affect your Company?

The overall cost of your payroll is not affected, because maternity benefit during maternity leave is paid from Social Insurance fund. However, the date of back to work of the female employees in the Company is prolonged more 02 months.

Given the uncertainty about what happens if an expectant mother takes more than 2 months leave prior to the birth, HR2B recommends company policy is set so that expectant mothers can only apply for maternity leave 1 month before their expected birth date.

How will this change affect your Staff?

Your female employees are entitled to 6 months paid leave to have a baby.

What do you need to do?

As an outsource staffing company, HR2B will follow up Maternity leave as well as Maternity Benefit with Social Insurance Authority closely for our customers.

You should announce this change to your employees.

HR2B Payroll Specialist is available to answer any questions you may have about these changes.

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