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    Shirley is offline Registered User
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    Paternity Leave

    Is there such thing in Hong Kong?
    Please advise

    Many thanks

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    mammalicious is offline Registered User
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    i think there is not, as far as we were aware, it is left to the descretion of the company that your husband works for. some are kind enough to offer a week, my husband's 2 days... which they still called him for meetings!!!

    hope your husband works for a nice company!

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    Shirley is offline Registered User
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    Thanks mammalicious.
    My husband only gets 2 days as well which is ridiculous. He'll just have to top it up with his annual leave

    Regards

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    CheeryMum is offline Registered User
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    US investment banks allow 2-week paternity leave. My husband's company allows 2 days.

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    amychukityi is offline Registered User
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    It really depends on the company. Most of the local Chinese firms don't have such leave whereas some foreign companies may have such offers. My husband works in a US investment bank and can enjoy 10 days leave.

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    loupou is offline Baby Guru
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    Nope. None mandated by law in HK.

    My oldest was born on Easter Sunday, so my husband had that day and Easter Monday off. He had to take a day of annual leave the day we left the hospital.

    My second was born on a Wednesday. My husband had to take 2 days of his annual leave to be with me at the birth and the next day, plus a half-day the day that we left.

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