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2 Weeks of Paternity (Photo: Ms Josephine Teo's Facebook page)
2 Weeks of Paternity (Photo: Ms Josephine Teo’s Facebook page)

While a second week of paternity leave can currently only be used if an employer allows it under a voluntary scheme, it will soon be made into law.

 Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo, who oversees population matters, said this on 18 Mar 2016 as she wrapped up an overseas trip to Seoul and Copenhagen to study marriage and parenthood trends.

She said that the move is part of a wider push to help Singaporeans better balance work and family life.

Since January 2015, fathers could receive an additional week, but only if their companies agreed to it.

She said employers will be given enough time to prepare for this, citing the four months notice they were given during legislation for the first week of paternity leave.

Ms Teo added that there are also plans to expand the recently introduced shared parental leave system, where a father can use up to a week of a mother’s 16-week entitlement.

Facebooktwitterhttps://www.babyclub.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2-weeks-paternity.jpghttps://www.babyclub.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2-weeks-paternity-150x150.jpgSG Baby ClubFeaturedNewsWhile a second week of paternity leave can currently only be used if an employer allows it under a voluntary scheme, it will soon be made into law. Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo, who oversees population matters, said this on 18 Mar 2016 as she wrapped up an overseas...Pregnancy . Baby . Parenting