Private-sector employers are obliged to pay a contribution for each employee to the maternity fund. Rates can be found here.

*Note: If the employee’s age is equal to or above the age of 65 years then they are entitled not to pay MLF.*

Maternity Leave Fund is calculated as follows:

Annual Gross / 52 = Weekly wage

Based on weekly wage, check the Category that the employee falls under.

Rate of Category * number of Mondays worked

Example:

Annual salary: 20799.48 / 52

Weekly wage = 399.99

Therefore Category C (cause born after 1962)

Rate = 0.3% of weekly = 1.199 * 4 Mondays

= 4.799, therefore, MLF is **4.80**

Annual salary: 5039.48 / 52

Weekly wage = 96.913

Therefore Category B (cause employee is over 18)

Rate = 0.54 * 4 Mondays

= **2.16**