Menstrual women shall take 30-minute break at workplace from next year
17:50 | 17/12/2020
VGP – Menstrual women shall be allowed to take a rest of up to 30 minutes per day at workplace from February next year, according to the Government latest Decree No. 145/2020/ND-CP.

The total length of breaks for a menstrual woman shall be mutually agreed between employee and employer. Her salary shall not be reduced for taking such kind of break.

A female worker who is raising a child under 12 months of age shall be allowed to take 60-minute break daily at work place.

The decree shall take effect since February 1, 2020.

Under the Labor Code approved by the National Assembly last year, a pregnant woman who obtains a confirmation from a competent health facility which states that if she continues to work, it may adversely affect her pregnancy, she shall have the right to unilaterally terminate or suspend the employment contract.

A female employee is entitled to 06 months of prenatal and postnatal leave, in which the prenatal leave period shall not exceed 02 months.

In case of a multiple birth, the leave shall be extended by 01 month for each child, counting from the second child.

During maternity leave, the female employee is entitled to maternity benefits as prescribed by social insurance laws./.

By Kim Anh

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