Maternity Leave

VMware supports employees and their families in one of the most important times in life – the birth of a child. Maternity Leave allows mothers to take time off in accordance with statutory requirements so that you can take the necessary time off work to recover and bond with your new baby.

Effective March 1, 2022, VMware Maternity Leave falls within the Global Paid Parental Leave policy. All active employees whose child is born on or after March 1st, 2022 are eligible for the leave entitlements detailed below.  If your child was born prior to March 1st, 2022, please note that the previous leave policy applies. To understand your entitlements under the previous leave policy please review the relevant policy on VMware Source.


All Costa Rica full-time employees are eligible for Maternity Leave.


If you become pregnant, you are entitled to your full salary for eighteen (18) weeks.  One (1) month before and three (3) months after your due date, as per statutory requirements and in accordance with your physician’s orders. If your child is not born alive or passes away within the first month after its birth, the leave is reduced to half the time, as evidenced by a medical certification issued by the Costa Rican Social Security Institution (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social – CCSS).

In the case of multiple births, Maternity Leave will be extended one (1) month for each child born, after the period ended pre-and post-delivery. This additional leave will be extended monthly according to the number of babies born. If the babies pass away or when gestational age is greater than thirty-six (36) weeks, the license will remain for the entire period.


While on leave issued by the CCSS, you will receive half of your salary from the company, and the other half will be paid by the CCSS for the first four (4) months. VMWare will provide a top-up supplement benefit payment for the remaining days up to eighteen (18) weeks. You will not, under any circumstance be entitled to receive more than 100% of your wages while taking Maternity Leave.

Scheduling Maternity Leave

  • Inform your manager of your pregnancy and your Maternity Leave plans as soon as reasonably possible. This will allow adequate time for the proper arrangements to be made prior to your leave period.
  • When the medical certificate for Maternity Leave is issued by CCSS, report it to HR by opening an HR Source ticket[VMware network access required]. The document should include your Maternity Leave start and end dates. If your baby arrives before your Maternity Leave is scheduled to start, please provide HR Source [VMware network access required] with an updated medical certificate issued by the clinic affiliated with the CCSS.

Returning to Work

While on Maternity Leave, you should maintain open communication with your manager. Once you return to work, open an HR Source ticket [VMware network access required] confirming your leave end date return to work date.


If you are still nursing after your return to work, you have the right, during working hours and in the workplace, to use two (2) periods comprised of thirty (30) minutes or four (4) periods of fifteen (15) minutes to breastfeed your child. If both you and your manager agree, instead of using the separate periods to breastfeed your child, you may be allowed to report to work one (1) hour after regular start time, or leave one (1) hour before the end of your regular workday. Once your nursing period has begun, it is important that you submit proof of nursing to HR Source [VMware network access required]. If you do not provide the proper documentation your nursing period will end.

For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption page.

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Last Updated: 31 Jan 2023, 9:29 PM