Maternity Leave

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lou10 Posts: 389
Hi, Im am planning on looking for a new job soon and we are considering TTC in the next few months or so, I was just wondering if I move job will it affect my maternity leave or do you have to be some where for a certain lenght of time? :wv
molls Posts: 149
You are entitled to maternity leave no matter how long (or short) you've been with an employer. You are entitled to maternity benefit (the state payment of up to €280 per week) if you have enough PRSI paid in the year or two before you go on maternity leave. Some employers continue to pay employees while they are on maternity leave, this is entirely up to the employer and many have a policy that they will only pay it for employees who have been with them for more than 12 months before they go on leave.