What you need to know:
The Chamber of Deputies approved an initiative to grant paternity leave of up to 20 working days with pay in Mexico.
This December 12, the Chamber of Deputies approved an initiative so that paternity leaves in Mexico go from 5 to 20 business days.
Although the approval of the Senate is still missing, we are talking about a pending issue that the country has had for many years.
Deputies approved 20-day paternity leave
It is no secret that Mexico is one of the countries with the fewest days of paternity leave.
Section XXVII Bis of article 132 of the Federal Labor Law in Mexico stipulates that it is an obligation of employers to grant paternity leave of 5 working days, with full leave, to working men for the birth of their children or in the case of adoption of an infant.
This means that we are at the end of the list of OECD countries. (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development).
For example, in South Korea and Japan More than 50 weeks are offered as paternity leave. It is a mix between paternity leave after the birth of the child and care leave at home.
Now the initiative that has just been given the green light in the Chamber of Deputies stipulates that men who become fathers, due to birth or adoption, they will have up to 20 business days.
This will be with pay, for the public and private sectors, in addition to the fact that in case of complications for the mother or child it will be up to 30 days.
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