12. Should I receive salary during my paternity leave?
A male employee is entitled to paternity leave pay if he –
- has been employed under a continuous contract for not less than 40 weeks immediately before taking the paternity leave; and
- provides the birth certificate of the child on which the employee’s name is entered as the child’s father to the employer.
The daily rate of paternity leave pay is a sum equivalent to four-¬fifths of the average daily wages of the employee in the 12-month period immediately before taking the paternity leave. If the employee is employed for less than 12 months, the calculation shall be based on the shorter period.