Paternity leave plan backed
November 26, 2012
Secretary for Labour & Welfare Matthew Cheung today welcomed the Labour Advisory Committee's endorsement of a three-day statutory paternity leave period.
He said the move meets the Government’s objective of promoting family friendly employment practices.
“I will be approaching the Legislative Council’s manpower panel shortly to hear their views. Subject to their views and advice, I will then start drafting the legislation and introduce the bill in the legislature as soon as possible.”
The pay for paternity leave will equal that for maternity leave – fourth-fifths of a person’s salary.