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24. Should I receive salary during my paternity leave?

A male employee is entitled to paternity leave pay if he –


  1. has been employed under a continuous contract for not less than 40 weeks immediately before taking the paternity leave; and
  2. provides the birth certificate of the child on which the employee’s name is entered as the child’s father to the employer.


The daily rate of paternity leave pay is a sum equivalent to four-fifths of the average daily wages of the employee in the 12-month period immediately before taking the paternity leave. If the employee is employed for less than 12 months, the calculation shall be based on the shorter period.