A pregnant employee on bed rest is entitled to have her employer continue contributing to her various provident funds (pension, study funds, provident funds) even during the period she is on bed rest.
Who is Eligible?
- An employee is entitled to have her employer continue contributing to her provident funds while she is on bed rest if she meets the following three conditions:
- She is entitled to a Bed Rest Benefit from the National Insurance Institute.
- Her employer's practice is to pay contributions to her provident funds (provident fund, pension fund, manager's insurance, advanced study fund (קרן השתלמות)) prior to her being on bed rest.
- She worked for the employer for at least 6 months prior to becoming pregnant.
How to Claim It?
- Employees entitled to a Bed Rest Benefit must submit their provident fund contributions to the employer every month.
- Within 7 days from payment of the employee's contributions to the employer, the employer must transfer both the employer's contributions and the employee's contributions (that were submitted to the employer from the employee on bed rest) to the provident or insurance fund.
- A pregnant employee on bed rest must submit her provident fund contributions to her employer every month in order for the employer to contribute its provident fund contributions. But, the employee's delay in depositing funds does not relinquish the employer of the responsibility to transfer the payments to the provident fund, study fund or pension plan (the employer's share and the employee's share) on time.
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Laws and Regulations
- The Employment of Women Law, Section 7a
- Employment of Women Regulations (Times and Rules for Provident Fund Payments), 5768-2008 on the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Labor website