Maternity Leave queries

Maternity Leave

Dear All - Can you please let me know if a company with 20 employees need to follow
the rules and regulations of the maternity act ?
Also is it applicable for all companies below 100 employees


Yes, the Maternity Benefit Act is applicable to all companies in India, including those with less than 100 employees. The act requires employers to provide maternity benefits to all female employees who have worked in their company for at least 80 days in the 12 months preceding their expected date of delivery. This includes paid leave for a period of 26 weeks, nursing breaks, and other related benefits.

Therefore, a company with 20 employees is also required to comply with the provisions of the Maternity Benefit Act.


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