maternity pay
Payment made to a woman during maternity leave, consisting of statutory maternity pay and/or other payments made by the employer, either contractually or on an ex gratia basis (ex gratia payment).
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  • maternity pay — ➔ pay1 * * * maternity pay UK US noun [U] ► HR money that a woman is paid during the time she is legally allowed to be absent from work in the weeks before and after she has a baby: »Women will be entitled to maternity pay for 39 weeks. → Compare …   Financial and business terms

  • maternity pay — holiday/maternity/sick/etc pay phrase money that you receive for a period when you are not working, for example because you are on holiday, having a baby, or ill Thesaurus: extra payments and benefits in addition to wageshyponym wages and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • maternity pay — HR earnings paid by an employer to employees who take maternity leave, or leave employment because of pregnancy, and who satisfy certain qualifying conditions …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • statutory maternity pay — (SMP) A statutory benefit payable to a woman who takes maternity leave or stops working due to childbirth, provided she earns at least the lower earnings limit and has at least 26 weeks continuous employment at the end of the 15th week before the …   Law dictionary

  • statutory maternity pay — UK US noun [U] (ABBREVIATION SMP) LAW, HR, WORKPLACE ► money that must by law be paid to a woman during the time she is allowed to be absent from work in the weeks before and after she has a baby: »Mothers are entitled to statutory maternity pay… …   Financial and business terms

  • statutory maternity pay — SMP See maternity rights …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • maternity rights — in the employment law of the UK, a series of rights given to pregnant women. Statutory maternity pay is payable. Maternity allowance is a social security benefit if she cannot get statutory maternity pay. A woman who has worked right up to the… …   Law dictionary

  • maternity allowance — See maternity rights. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001. maternity allowance …   Law dictionary

  • pay — ▪ I. pay pay 1 [peɪ] noun [uncountable] the money someone receives for the job they do: • She got the job, but it meant a big pay cut. • an increase in hourly pay • All I want is a full day s work for a full day s pay …   Financial and business terms

  • maternity rights — The rights of a woman when she is absent from work because of her pregnancy or confinement. The current law is contained in the Employment Rights Act (1996) as supplemented by the Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations (1999 and 2002). There… …   Big dictionary of business and management

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