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Maternity Leave Extended to Women Who Adopt Older Children


On August 8, 2020, Gov. Vazquez Garced signed HB 2424, extending maternity leave benefits to women who adopt children six years old and older. As a result, women who adopt older children will enjoy maternity leave with full salary for up to six weeks. This benefit previously applied to adoptions of children five years and younger.

Employers who employ workers in Puerto Rico should be aware of this extension in the maternity benefit.

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