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Statutory maternity leave if baby is late

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    Winhold is offline Registered User
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    Statutory maternity leave if baby is late

    Hi

    I'm just reading the employment ordinance on maternity leave. I know we are entitled to 10 weeks leave which would generally start 2 to 4 weeks before EDD or expected date of confinement as referred to locally.

    but there was another paragraph stating that "if confinement occurs later than the expected date of confinement, a further period equal to the number of days from the day after the expected date of confinement to the actual date of confinement".
    http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/public/...seGuide/06.pdf

    Does this mean that if we start maternity leave 2 weeks before EDD and the baby actually arrives 1 week late, do we get an extra week of maternity leave (so becomes 11 weeks?

    Thanks

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    Winhold is offline Registered User
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    I just had this confirmed by my employer - it's a good job I asked though otherwise never would have known!!

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