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 permanent employees (“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 

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

In Ireland, Maternity Leave is split into two parts: Statutory Maternity Leave (Basic Leave) of 26 weeks and Additional Maternity Leave (AML) of 16 weeks. You must begin your Statutory Maternity Leave no later than two (2) weeks before your date of confinement.

Statutory Maternity Leave (Basic Leave)

During Basic Leave, employees are entitled to receive Company Enhanced Maternity Pay for first 26 weeks which is the equivalent to your basic salary less the Social Welfare Maternity Benefit [3] from the Department of Social & Family Affairs [4](deducted from net pay) for the duration of Statutory Maternity Leave (first 26 weeks).

This deduction will be made regardless of whether or not you receive the Social Welfare Maternity Benefit payment. Under the GPPL commissioned employees on leave from weeks 1-26 on target earnings (OTE) is paid for the first 18 weeks of that period and thereafter base pay is paid, 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.

Additional Maternity Leave

Additional Maternity Leave is unpaid.

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.

You may be eligible for other leaves in addition to Maternity Leave. Review the Adoption Leave [5]Parental Leave [6] and/or Paternity Leave [7] pages for more information. 

Premature Births (in advance of 37 weeks)

In the event of a premature birth, you are entitled to an extended period of basic maternity leave equivalent to the duration between the actual date of birth of the premature baby and the date when the maternity leave was expected to commence. This extension to basic maternity leave will be ineligible for Company pay however you may be eligible for state benefit. Premature births must be notified to HR Source.

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 should inform your manager and HR Source [8] [VMware network access required], in writing, of your intention to take Statutory Maternity Leave as soon as reasonably possible and no later than four (4) weeks in advance, so that proper arrangements can be made. At the same time you should also notify them of your intention to take Additional Maternity Leave, or no later than 4 weeks before the expiration of your Statutory Maternity Leave. 

Returning to Work 

While on Maternity Leave you should maintain open communication with your manager and HR Source [8] [VMware network access required]. VMware will assume that you wish to return to work at the end of your Maternity Leave period however; you should contact HR Source [8] [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 [9] life event page.