Calculating Maternity Leave

All female employees are covered by the Maternity Protection and Benefits of the Employment Act. A pregnant female employee is entitled to leave from work for 4 weeks before and 12 weeks immediately after delivery, totalling 16 weeks. The 16 weeks leave is to be paid by the employer if the female employee satisfies specific conditions. Employees who have completed 90 days of service in the company are entitled to maternity leave.

The maternity leave entitlement—MAT LVE ENT—using formula MLV FM MAT ENT maintains and calculates maternity leave taken by employees. The calculation is based on per absence days. Absence take MAT LVE TAKE maintains the total days for maternity. An employee can earn maternity as paid leave provided they have completed their probation period. The probation period used to calculate maternity leave is 90 days of service from the date of joining. An employee is allowed a maximum of 16 weeks of leave, which is controlled by using a variable MLV VR MAX Days. A maximum of 16 weeks of leave is granted with full pay. If the absence day count is greater than 16 weeks / 112 days, the days will reduce the annual leave (if any is available) before becoming unpaid leave.

Formula MLV FM MAT ENT checks if an employee is eligible for claiming maternity leave. The check is based on the completion of 180 days of service within the company. If the probation period has not been completed, the day take will result in unpaid leave. If the ABSENCE DATE is less than the maternity leave eligibility date (date MLV DT ELIG), the formula does not resolve.

The conditional resolution formula MLV FM RESOLVE ENT (Maternity Leave Resolve Formula) verifies that the employee is not being paid for more than the maximum days variable MLV VR MAX Days value. If duration MLV DR MAT—the rule that returns the number of days between absence begin and end date—is less than variable MLV VR MAX DAYS.