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The Employment (Amendment) Act 2021 was passed in March 2022. What does this mean for employees in Malaysia who are expecting a child?

In short, from the 1st of January 2023, employees will be entitled to 98 days of maternity leave and 7 days of paternity leave if they are expecting a child. Have more questions about your rights and entitlements as parents? Click here  to access WAO’s parental leave FAQ.

UPDATE 19/2/2023: The Ministry of Human Resources has provided their own FAQ document on parental leave.

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