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25 October 2009

Maternity Leave – The Rights of Your Employees [South Africa]

Author: Monique Verduyn, Entrepreneur [South Africa]

[T]he law protects women against unfair discrimination arising from any form of prejudice...[and] entitle[s] [employees] to four months unpaid maternity leave...[but] [c]ompanies in South Africa are not obliged by law to provide paid maternity leave.....

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1 September 2009

Business owners cry foul over maternity leave plan

Author: Isabella Mukumu, Business Daily [Kenya]

Small [business] owners say the new labour law [in Kenya allowing fathers to take paternity leave and for mothers to take 90 days excluding annual leave] has led to prolonged absence from work...This has caused employees to be more biased towards men...

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20 February 2009
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Author: La Prensa [Bolivia]

El Gobierno aprobó ayer tres decretos supremos de carácter social. El 0012 establece la inamovilidad laboral para el varón desde la concepción de su hijo hasta que el niño cumpla un año de edad...La vigencia de las tres normas será inmediata...un...

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Article
28 August 2007

The high price of motherhood at work [USA]

Author: [column] Patti Waldmeir, Financial Times

Today's Mums and Dads seem to think they have a fundamental human right to be parents and employees – including the inalienable right to work only until school lets out, without ever missing a promotion. Increasingly, US courts and juries are siding...

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16 March 2007

Hong Kong Considers Law On Paternity Leave To Encourage Baby Boom

Author: DPA

Hong Kong may introduce legislation on paternity leave...Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung said...after...CLP Power announced a package of family bonuses for its employees...[which] includes giving three days' leave to new...

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Article
5 February 2007

European framework agreement on equal opportunities signed at Areva

Author: Volker Telljohann, Institute for Labour Foundation

[T]he European Metalworkers’ Federation...had concluded a European framework agreement on equal opportunities with the management of the Areva Group. The concept of equal opportunities and equal treatment covers non-discrimination at the recruitment...

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6 November 2006
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Author: El País [España]

...Miquel Mitjans Miquel, de 38 años...[a] finales de julio tuvo su primer hijo y un mes después...la empresa en la que llevaba seis años trabajando como auxiliar administrativo le puso de patitas en la calle alegando falta de rendimiento. Miquel ha...

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Article
11 May 2005

Legal issues: Burden on companies grows [UK]

Author: Gill Plimmer , Financial Times

The past few years in the UK have seen the introduction of bills on a national minimum wage, disability discrimination, employment relations, and pensions, along with changes to maternity and paternity rights. Added to this has been a stream of...

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Article
19 August 2003

Unions threaten test case on maternity leave [Australia]

Author: Paul Robinson, The Age [Australia]

The ACTU warned yesterday it would launch a test case on paid maternity leave unless the Federal Government agreed to introduce a national taxpayer-funded 14-week scheme.

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18 August 2003

Employers back more parent leave

Author: Daniel Clery, West Australian

Australia's biggest industry group is backing a union plan to give working parents extra leave during school holidays.

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