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Paternity leave, effects at the IMSS (Mexican Institute of Social Security)

It is not a disability, but a benefit included in the amendments to the LFT  (Federal Labor Law)

From December 1, 2012 all those male workers who become parents, either by the birth of a child or adoption of a child, should have paternity leave of five days with pay (Article . 132, fracc. XXVII Bis, LFT).
For the novelty of this provision, there are concerns about their treatment in social security, therefore then outlined what the employer should do when these licenses are granted to its employees.

They should be given the same treatment as "paid permits." Since during the time they will not attend to provide their services, workers receive their full salary, the employer must consider them as days actually worked and therefore pay the worker-employer liabilities, contributions, and amortization of credit pertaining.

In this context, it is unnecessary to make workers filing a disability certificate issued by Social Security because those are issued in order to record an inability to work towards the loss of faculties or physical or mental abilities (art. 137, Regulation Medical Benefits of IMSS).


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