Second, paid family care leave
enables workers to take time off to care for a seriously ill family member.
Based on the Child Care and Family Care Leave
Law, the government provides maternity leave payments of 67% (decreasing to 50% after 180 days) of salary.
Aware of the support required for achieving a satisfying work-life balance, Sumitomo Corporation has introduced programs to encourage employees to work vibrantly and positively following maternity and childcare leave in addition to the systems of support that exceed requirements under the Child Care and Family Care Leave
Law and related laws.
Wang Ju-hsuan, minister of CLA, pointed out that CLA will consider providing five days of paid "family care leave
" to local laborers, similar to the existing treatment of public functionaries.
* Penalizing a female employee for utilizing employer-provided family care leave
: If a female caregiver is denied a promotion, a raise, or is otherwise penalized after taking leave to provide care for a family member, even though her work performance has not declined.
The United States relies on social insurance systems for income replacement in several different situations, all of which provide models for how to devise a paid family care leave
The analyses, again based on NLC data, indicate that respondents have clearer understandings of entitlements to sick, holiday and long service leave, than parental leave or family care leave
. Moreover, there were marked differences across employee groups in access to parental leave, with permanent workers and those in the public sector having much greater access than casual employees.
For example, professional counseling services are specified as covering teachers and their families, and issues such as alcohol abuse and family stresses; family care leave
is detailed as paid time off of up to one week per year; and the provision of free childcare is specified as "at or near your school." The one notable exception was a question concerning after-school care for teachers' children, which did not specify whether the care would occur at the school, near the school, or elsewhere, making the meaning of responses to that particular item difficult to interpret.
Family care leave
under the FMLA is available only for serious health conditions involving (a) "inpatient care in a hospital, hospice or residential medical care facility,"(14) or (b) continuing treatment by a health care provider.(15)
Under the Act, a covered employer in most cases must grant an employee who has completed more than one continuous year of employment a family care leave
of absence in one of four circumstances: (1)the birth of a child of the employee; (2)the placement of a child with the employee in connection with the adoption of that child by the employee; (3) to take care of a "seriously ill" child; or (4) to take care of a parent or spouse who has a "serious health condition." Failure to permit such a leave may constitute an unlawful employment practice in violation of the California Government Code.
J&J's benefits package has a Balancing Work and Family initiative that includes on-site child care, counseling and referral programs and family care leave
. The firm also has a black employees association, HONOR (Helping Our Neighbors with Our Resources).
* "Family care leave
" for up to 12 months in a 24-month period to care for a seriously ill family member.