Implement the Unpaid Infant Care Leave for Eligible Employee
In Carbonate, we follow the governing labour laws and regulations, especially on the employee leave benefits and privileges. Once the employee meets the criteria and is eligible for the leave, the Carbonate HR automatically make the employee entitled to that leave benefits and privileges.
One of the automated leave is the Unpaid Infant Care leave. According to MOM Singapore, the eligible working parents of Singapore citizen children are entitled to you are entitled to 6 days of unpaid infant care leave a year.
Are you eligible for Unpaid Infant Care Leave?
You are eligible for infant care leave without pay if you meet all the following requirements:
- Your child is below 2 years of age. This includes legally adopted children or step-children.
- Your child is a Singapore citizen.
- You have served your employer for a continuous period of at least 3 months.
Each parent is entitled to 6 days a year of unpaid infant care leave, regardless of the number of children.
If your child is a Singapore citizen and below the age of 2, you are entitled to 6 days of paid childcare leave in addition to 6 days of unpaid infant care leave.
When implementing the automated leave for employees, they must have an updated user profile. Below is the user guide for your reference:
On the General tab, scroll down to the Hiring Company. Make sure to select Singapore.
Then, on the Status, make sure that the Confirmed is selected.
Note: If you are a part-time, temporary, contract or probationary employee, your childcare leave entitlement is adjusted based on your working hours.
On the Identification tab, go to the Nationality. Make sure to select the Singapore Citizen.
Then, scroll down and fill in the fields of the following:
- Marital Status
- Marriage Date
- Date of birth of Youngest child. The youngest child must be 0 to 2 years old.
- Birth Registration Number
- Birth Registered
- Full Name
- Sex of Youngest Child
- Time of Birth
- Place or Address of Birth
Then, toggle the box of “Youngest child is Singapore Citizen”.