Q&A: Pregnancy leave for foreigners


If you have a wife who gives birth, do you also get pregnancy leave as well? Does this apply to foreigners?


Here in Chongqing, foreigners receive the same benefits as Chinese in the situation of a birth. You should receive 15 days off with regular pay. Many contracts will have a specific section regarding births and deaths. Unfortunately, you may find some employers who will not honor this. If this happens to you, you may want to seek further legal advice.



Have you or your spouse given birth? Were you ever denied your contracted leave? Is there another legal question in China you’re wondering about? Leave a comment here or email Sophia at sophia@meldiculture.com.


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