Paternity leave

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With effect from 1st November 2022, the Labour Code clarifies the concepts related to the care of a newborn child and specifies more precisely the so-called paternity leave.


The father caring for a newborn child is entitled to paternity leave for a period of 2 weeks within 6 weeks of the child’s birth at the latest. During this period, the father is entitled to a so-called “paternity allowance”, which is a social insurance sickness benefit paid to the father of the child by the Social Insurance Institution.

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