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      Archive: 2/6/2012

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        2/6/2012, Shevat 13, 5772

      Committee OKs Extended Leave for Hospitalized Babies

      The Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee approved, Monday, a bill to allow extended maternity leave with full pay for the mothers of premature babies and other newborns who require extended (up to 10 weeks) post-natal stays in the hospital. It also protects the woman's workplace and maternity pay. The measure now goes to the Knesset for its second and third reading.

      The current law only allows about 60% payment.