Parental Leave in UAE
HLB UAE Payroll Team
Being a parent is a unique and significant transition in a person’s life journey. One of the most important experiences in life is embracing and caring for your newborn. Parental leaves give employees in the United Arab Emirates the chance to extend the focus and attention needed in a child’s formative stages, which benefits their well-being.
A Quick Rundown
Recently, a new federal order was put into effect for the UAE private sector, amending the Labor Law No. 8 of the 1980s existing leave rules to include parental leave. In terms of making the private sector more appealing to all employees, there is a consistent effort to match private sector perks with those offered in the public sector. The regulation also modifies the laws governing equal pay.
Both male and female employees of private sector businesses in the UAE are now entitled to five working days of paid parental leave. During the first six months following the child’s birth, the five days must be used. Regular weekend getaways are not included in the calculation of leave.
Frequently Asked Questions
In the UAE, what is parental leave?
According to the new article, a private sector employee must be given paid parental leave for five working days to care for his or her child, applicable from the child’s birth date until he or she is six months old.
When does an employee become eligible for a parental leave?
After the child is born, an employee has six months to take parental leave.
Who is qualified for parental leave?
Both male and female employees are qualified for parental leave.
Does parental leave apply to female employees?
Yes, parental leave applies to female employees.
Do female employees have access to parental leave in addition to maternity leave?
Yes, female employees are eligible for both maternity and paternity leaves.
Does parental leave in the UAE follow working days or calendar days?
Parental leave in the UAE follows only working days. Weekends and public holidays are not considered for parental leave.
Article 32 1b in new law
A parental leave for a period of (5) five working days, for the worker (either the father or mother), who has a newly born child, in order to take care of the child and the worker is entitled to such leave for a continuous or intermittent period, within (6) six months from the date of the childbirth.
For a comprehensive understanding of leave policies in UAE, UAE leave policy.
UAE Payroll Process
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