To better support adoptive parents in caring for their adopted child, adoption leave has been increased to 12 weeks for adoptive mothers of children below 12 months old. This applies to adoptive mothers whose formal intent to adopt is on or after 1 July 2017.
The enhancement to Adoption Leave requires changes to legislation, as well as significant system enhancements to ensure all the claims will be reimbursed accurately. These will take time. Employers will also need time to make adjustments to their infrastructure and HR processes. We have announced the enhancement earlier to give employers time to adjust.
Last Updated on: Monday, Nov 30, 2020 at 5:01 PM