Paternity Leave

VMware believes that leave is an instrument of work-life balance and recognises that fathers play an important role in raising children. To support this, VMware provides Paternity Leave so that you can take the necessary time off work to bond with your new baby.

Paternity Leave as defined herein is comprised of Birth/Placement for Adoption Leave, Paternity and Infant Welcome Leave and Global Paternity Leave.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Paternity Leave you must be the biological / adoptive father of the child or the mother’s husband or partner (linked by a civil partnership (“PACS”) or common-law spouse). To be eligible for Global Paternity Leave, you must have been employed with VMware at the time of birth/adoption and have, or expect to have, responsibility for the child’s upbringing.

You may be eligible for other leaves in addition to Paternity Leave. Review the Parental Leave page for more information.

Entitlement and Payment

If you have a newborn child(ren) or newly adopted child(ren) join your family, you are eligible for up to four (4) weeks (28 calendar days) Paternity Leave, paid at full base pay, inclusive of any statutory or CBA pay and daily social security indemnities.

All Paternity Leave must be taken within the first 12 months of the child’s birth date/legal placement of the child into your home, as follows:

  • Birth/Placement for Adoption Leave: Three (3) paid workable days Birth/Placement for Adoption Leave may be taken consecutively or non-consecutively on a date/s of your choice between the period, no earlier than two weeks before the due date/legal placement of the child and no later than 15 days post the date of birth/legal placement of the child.
  • Paternity and Infant Welcome Leave/Adoption Leave:
    • Single Births: Eleven (11) calendar days Paternity and Infant Welcome Leave/Adoption Leave must be taken consecutively starting on the date of your choice within 4 months of the date of birth/legal placement of the child. They can be used directly following the 3 days Birth/Placement for Adoption Leave and may end beyond this 4-month limit. The Company will top up your Paternity and Infant Welcome Leave/Adoption Leave Benefit Payment so that you receive your full base salary.
    • Multiple Births: Eighteen (18) calendar days Paternity and Infant Welcome Leave/Adoption Leave must be taken consecutively on a date of your choice within 4 months of the date of birth/legal placement of the child. They can be used directly following the 3 days Birth/Placement for Adoption Leave and may end beyond this 4-month limit. The Company will top up your Paternity and Infant Welcome Leave/Adoption Leave Benefit Payment so that you receive your full base salary.
  • Global Paternity Leave: You are eligible for up to four (4) weeks (28 calendar days) Global Paternity Leave, paid at full base pay, inclusive of any statutory or CBA pay and daily social security indemnities. Once you have used your statutory paternity leave entitlement, any remaining Global Paternity Leave entitlement can be taken on the dates of your choice within one (1) year from the date of birth/legal placement of the child. It can either be taken consecutively or in weekly increments.

Treatment of Bonus/Commission Plans whilst on Paternity Leave

Bonus: Please see the VMware Corporate Bonus Plan Rules.

Commission: Please see the VMware Inc, Sales and Compensation Terms and Conditions for the relevant period.

Scheduling Paternity Leave

  • Birth/Placement for Adoption Leave
    • Please email your manager as soon as reasonably possible with your wish to take Birth/Placement for Adoption Leave and the expected date in which you intend for it to start.
    • You must submit a leave request through the ADP/Kiosque RH for the three (3) days Birth/Placement for Adoption Leave and then contact HR Source[VMware network access required].
    • HR Source[VMware network access required] will support you with queries on the benefit and will work with the responsible teams to ensure your Birth/Placement for Adoption Leave is tracked correctly.
  • Paternity and Infant Welcome Leave/Adoption Leave
    • Please email your manager with your wish to take Paternity and Infant Welcome Leave/Adoption Leave at least one (1) month before, to agree on dates and then contact HR Source[VMware network access required].
    • HR Source[VMware network access required] will support you with queries on the benefit and will work with the responsible teams to ensure your Paternity and Infant Welcome Leave/Adoption Leave is tracked correctly.
    • You must send one of the following documents to the French public health insurance body (CPAM) as statement of proof of your child’s birth (or stillbirth):
      • A full copy of the child’s birth certificate
      • A copy of the updated family record book (“livret de famille”)
      • A copy of the act of recognition of the child (if the child is stillborn)
      • A copy of the certificate of stillborn child and a medical certificate of delivery of a stillborn child
    • If you are not the child’s father, you must provide proof of your domestic partnership with the child’s mother by providing one of the following documents:
    • A copy of a marriage certificate
    • A copy of a civil solidarity pact (“PACS”)
    • A certificate of cohabitation (“concubinage”) dated less than one year or, failing that, a certificate of marital life co-signed with the mother of the child
  • Global Paternity Leave
    • Please email your manager giving as much notice as possible with your wish to take Global Paternity Leave. Once you have agreed on dates, please contact HR Source[VMware network access required].
    • HR Source[VMware network access required] will support you with queries on the benefit and will work with the responsible teams to ensure your Global Paternity Leave is tracked correctly.
  • You will need to comply with applicable statutory and CBA rules for informing VMware about Birth/Placement for Adoption Leave and Paternity and Infant Welcome Leave and the French Administration in case of Paternity Leave.
  • Any balance not utilised in accordance with the terms indicated above will be lost.

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

Note: This information is an overview of Paternity Leave, for detailed information, please contact HR Source [VMware network access required]

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