Paying for a car allowance for an employee who's on maternity leave: What is the process?
When it comes to remuneration for maternity leave benefits, labour law is very clear.
You need to do what your employment contract and maternity leave policy says you will.
Thus, if these documents don't make provision for maternity-related pay, you don't have to continue to pay your employee her salary or any benefits with a transferable cash value (such as a car allowance).
If, however, you do give employees paid maternity leave, then the same laws apply.
In this case, contractual benefits, such as subscriptions, memberships, cell phones and even company cars that form part of her normal remuneration should form part of her maternity leave pay too.
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