MOM responds to Halimah's call for compulsory eldercare leave
The Manpower Ministry says there's a need to strike a balance between supporting workers in taking care of their family members and imposing too many obligations on employers.
This is in response to Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob's call on Saturday for the Government to make eldercare leave compulsory.
A ministry spokesperson said that businesses need time to adjust to the series of family-related leave schemes that have already been introduced in May.
These schemes are part of the Marriage and Parenthood package.
The Ministry's tripartite partners have also launched the Guidelines on Best Work-Life Practices, which encourages employers to grant non-statutory leave to employees.
They say they will monitor the impact of the new family-related leave schemes and continue to promote and encourage employers to adopt family-friendly practices.
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