Longer leave for mothers of sick babies

When a sick Baby after the birth must be longer than three weeks remain in the hospital, the mother, longer maternity allowance. The Council of States has appro

Longer leave for mothers of sick babies

When a sick Baby after the birth must be longer than three weeks remain in the hospital, the mother, longer maternity allowance. The Council of States has approved on Monday the corresponding Change in the compensation law.

With the Change in the law, the duration of the entitlement is to be extended to maternity allowance to a maximum of 56 days to a maximum of 154 days. A prerequisite is that the newborn directly after birth for a minimum of three weeks stay in the hospital. The Federal Council estimates that the additional costs of around 6 million francs.

The purchase of a replacement law provides for a deferral of compensation if a Baby needs to stay longer than three weeks in the hospital care. However, no need to purchase a replacement for the mother is provided during the hospital stay of the child. The maximum duration of the postponement is not regulated.

According to the proposal of the Federal Council, who are only mothers on the renewal claim to return to work after maternity leave is demonstrably back to working life. With this restriction, the Council of States does not agree. At the request of its social Commission, he has deleted them from the template.

The evidence is not likely to be to provide employers easy-to-said Commission spokeswoman Brigitte Häberli-Koller (CVP/TG). The mothers, in turn, are in a very difficult Situation with a child in the hospital. "The care of the sick child is in the first place."

In the total vote of the Council of States accepted the bill with 42 votes to 2. This now goes to the national Council. (sda)

Created: 02.03.2020, 20:00 Uhr

Updated Date: 02 March 2020, 20:04

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