Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave is part of the Global Paid Parental Leave Policy “GPPL”

VMware recognizes the importance and value of its employees’ family lives and seeks to provide  a family-friendly environment that is supportive of working parents.  

The Global Paid Parental Leave Program (“Program”) is intended to:  

A copy of the full GPPL policy is available here [1]

A copy of the FAQ’s is here [2]

Eligibility

This Program applies to all full-time and part-time employees permanent (“Employees” or “Employee”) directly employed by VMware. Subject to applicable law, contractors and non-employees are not eligible to participate in this Program. All active employees whose child is born on or after March 1 2022 are eligible for the leave entitlement detailed below.  If your child was born prior to March 1 2022, please note that the previous leave policy applies. To understand your entitlements under the previous leave policy please contact HR Source.

Entitlement

Employees are entitled to receive up to eighteen (18) weeks of leave, paid at their base salary rate (subject   to applicable law) or, for commissioned employees, on target earnings (OTE), where they seek time off from work for pre-natal periods subject to applicable local law, childbirth, placement of a child for adoption, and/or to spend time with their new child.

To the extent possible under local law, all GPPL will run concurrently with any other Local Benefits and/or any applicable contractual terms.

Employees who are the legal parent of the new child have twelve (12) months to avail of GPPL from the date of their new child’s birth or from the official legal adoption placement date or from an earlier date, if provided for by Local Benefits. GPPL can be used all at once or divided into a maximum of three separate  blocks of time, which do not have to be equal lengths of time off. For the avoidance of doubt, any Local Benefits already availed will be set off against GPPL.

Benefits

All benefits will continue to be provided and subject to the terms and conditions of the benefit plan in force at that time. Vacation continues to accrue whilst on leave of absence.

Scheduling Maternity Leave

You may commence maternity leave at any time from 30 or 50 working days before the estimated date of delivery. If reasonably practical, we ask that you give at least two (2) months’ notice of your intention to take maternity leave. By Law you may not work later than two weeks before your estimated date of delivery.

Please note: This information is an overview of Maternity Leave. Refer to the Finland Paid Family Leave Policy [VMware network access required] for detailed information.

For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption [3] life event page

Returning to Work

While on maternity leave you should maintain open communication with your manager and HR Source [4] [VMware network access required]. VMware will assume that you wish to return to work at the end of your maternity leave however; you should contact HR Source [4] [VMware network access required] towards the end of your scheduled maternity leave to confirm and arrange your return to work.

For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption [3] page.