Regulations for Implementing Unpaid Parental Leave for Raising Children(2022.01.18) Chinese

Amended and promulgated Article 2 and 9 of the Rules by the Order of Ministry of Labor No.1110140031 on January 18,2022, and shall be effective January 18,2022
Article 2
When an employee applies for unpaid parental leave for raising his (or her) children, he (or she) shall file an application in writing to his (or her) employer 10 days in advance.
The written application referred to in the preceding paragraph shall list the following items:
1.Name and job title.
2.Start and end dates of the unpaid parental leave period.
3.Date of birth, month and year of the child(ren).
4.Address of the residence and contact telephone numbers during the period of parental leave.
5.Whether or not to continuously participate in the original social insurance programs.
The duration of unpaid parental leave for raising child(ren) referred to in the preceding paragraph shall not be, in principle, less than six months each time. If an employee needs to take the leave for less than six months, he/she may file the application with his/her employer for the leave persisting for no less than 30 days for a maximum of two times.

Article 9
These regulations shall be effective on the date of promulgation.
The provisions of these regulations amended and promulgated on June 4, 2021 shall be effective on July 1, 2021. The provisions amended and promulgated on January 18, 2022 shall be effective on the same date.