On the side of employer:

1. Amount to pay the employee

– The employee is entitled to take Maternity Leave for a maximum of 98 days. So if she takes less than 98 days, it is fine.

– The employer will have to pay to the employee up to 45 days of wage. This means, if the employee takes 50 or 60 or 90 days of leave, the amount that the employer will have to pay is 45 days of wage anyway. On the other hand, if the employee takes less than 45 days of leave, the amount entitled to the employee shall base on the actual number of days of leave.

– In an event the wage is a monthly salary, one day of wage shall be equal to the amount of salary divided by 30.

2. Payment Term

– The payment shall be made on the date of regular payday. To make it clear please see the below example:

“The regular payday is on the 30th of each calendar month. The employee takes a 45-leave-day from the 23rd June 2019. At the end of June, the employer will have to separately pay a 23 days of wage for the work done by the employee and 7 days of wage for the Maternity Leave(from 24th to 30th).

By the 31st July 2019, a wage of 31 days shall be made to the employee and the rest of the wage of 8 days shall be paid on 30th August 2019.”

On the side of employee

The female employee can receive Child Delivery payment of THB 13,000 from the Social Security plus 50% of the 90 days’ wage, but the monthly salary cap for Social Security’s purpose is THB 15,000.

Let’s say if the monthly salary is THB 50,000, the cap allowed by the SSO is THB 15,000. The 90-day-wage shall be 15,000 x 3 = 45,000. So 50% of 45,000 is 22,500. Hence THB 22,500 shall be paid by SSO.

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