Benefits for pregnant woman

Vietnam
September 5, 2011 11:06pm CST
Every woman staff will have 4 months off if she's pregnant with about 80% salary. Then, she would be off early 30 minutes than others. Normally, every woman will be off about 5 months because the baby is too young. They won't be paid for this month. Except, they don't have any other benefits. Do you think that it's too little benefits for pregnant women? How about in your country?
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@Jlyn10 (10913)
• Malaysia
6 Sep 11
4 months and 30 minutes off early? Wow, that's a good benefit. We only get 3 months off, no 30 minutes off early but we do get the full salary. I think 3 months off is good enough because the company would be at a loss as they are short of one employee for so long, which means less work done for that company and yet they are still paying 80% of the salary, unless they can find some part-timers to replace that employee. And what if the company finds that the part-timer does a better job than the employee? Would they consider keeping the part-timer instead?
• Vietnam
12 Sep 11
I surprised when I read your response. I still think that you must have much more benefits when you're pregnant in USA. Our law is the same which I wrote. But there are some companies don't do following it all.
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@Jlyn10 (10913)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 11
Oh, I'm not from the USA, dear. I'm Asian like you, and the country is Malaysia.
• United States
6 Sep 11
Yes this sounds like a great benefit in your country. Here we do not have any additional time off, except for maternity leave. The woman opts as to how long she can continue to work, and lots of them work through their 9th month. Some companies do not offer maternity pay at all and some do, it is up to the company to decide for all women as a whole.
• United States
6 Sep 11
I should add that maternity leave for us is the time after the woman has a baby. Can be 8 weeks or more but again only if the company has the paid policy will they continue to be paid.
@isloooboy (1740)
• United Arab Emirates
6 Sep 11
Same benefits are provided to women in my country as well and I think it is enough
• Vietnam
12 Sep 11
Great! However, more benefits for pregnant women is still better.
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
12 Sep 11
There is no way it would happen here in the US, as I cannot see any Company willing to offer something like this, or the Goverment helping out like this. It would be nice if there was more Benefits and help financially for women, especially married who decide to have kids but something like this would be Far from only a dream.
@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
8 Sep 11
As a man, I never understand the hard time when a woman pregnant. I am considered lucky enough because I never have to face this type of problem in my whole life. ha! ha! I my country Malaysia, a pregnant woman will be entitled for 2 months fully paid leaves when she is delivering her baby. this is only applied to the first four children only. For the fifth child, the woman is not entitled for paid leaves anymore. However, I do not know about the latest changes. For instance, the husband of a pregnant woman can have paid leaves on the day when his wife is delivering a baby and so on. In my opinion, 4 months of delivery leaves for a pregnant woman will be good enough for her to take care of her new born baby. This benefit is considered sufficient at a pregnant woman, I think.
• Canada
7 Sep 11
Here, employers are not obligated to pay anything to a pregnant woman who is off. Some companies choose to pay a woman something on top of what the government gives, but they are not obligated to. A woman gets up to one year off where the company must give her back her job when she comes back (but they are allowed to hire a temporary employee to cover her work while she is gone.) The government pays 55% of the woman's salary to her while she is off, to a maximum of 50 weeks. The teacher's union has negotiated so that teachers make over 90% of their pay while they are off because the employer pays on top of the government paying. Other jobs may have similar deals, but many people only get the 55% from the government. It sounds great, but for the people who work very hard and still struggle to pay the bills, it is a great reduction.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
6 Sep 11
I'm not really sure what to say here. I do know that a woman needs to have time to recover before returning to work and she needs some finacial assistance from somewhere during that time if she is unable to save up for her time off.
• China
6 Sep 11
Compared to the women in China , the female in your country is much happier. For China is a big developing country ,there is no uniform rule about pregnant women's rights. In some rich cities ,such as Beijing ,Shanghai and Guangzhou ,the female's wealth is pretty good . They usually geta holida lasting a couple of months with or without salary . Yet, women in other cities are not that lucky .Some of them may even lose their jobs ,let alone getting bonus or something like that .