S. Korea to grant new dads 10 days of paid paternity leave starting October

S. Korea to grant new dads 10 days of paid paternity leave starting October


starting next month South Korea will
allow new fathers to take extra time off for childcare the government will also
provide an additional 30 days of unemployment benefits to those without a
job Kim Jae Hee has the details currently you diets in South Korea can
take up to five days two paternity leave which includes three days of paid leave
however is starting next month the maximum period of paternity leave in
South Korea will be raised from five days to 10 days with full pay for the
entire duration the application deadlines will also be extended to 90
days after the birth of the child from the current 30 days also instead of
going on a leave for a single uninterrupted stretch fathers will now
be able to divide them into two separate time periods the revised law also
includes measures to further reduce the working hours of new mothers although
the current law allows shorter working hours for a maximum of one year mothers
weren’t afforded any additional time off if they had already taken a year off for
maternity leave the new measures will now allow mothers of children under the
age of 8 to request shorter working hours for a period of one year even
after returning from maternity leave the ministry has allowed the reduction of
working hours for up to two years for the mothers and has extended the paid
leave period for the fathers in a separate move the duration of
unemployment benefits payment will also be extended by 30 days starting October
1st unemployment benefits will not be offered for a maximum of 270 days
dependent on the recipients age and his or her enrollment in employment
insurance payments will also be raised from the current to 50% to 60% of the
country’s average wage but the hard cap will remain unchanged at 66,000 Korean
won per day which is around 55 u.s. dollars kim daehee arirang news

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