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Does the Law have provisions on maternity leave? Yes
What is the duration of maternity leave? 7.0 weeks
Who pays for maternity leave? Employer
Does the law require that workers be protected from dismissals during the term of pregnancy and maternity leave? Yes
Does the law provide for the right to return to same position after availing maternity leave? No
Does the law require that pregnant and nursing workers must not be engaged in harmful work? Yes
Does the law require that pregnant workers be provided free ante and post natal medical care? No
Does the law provide for breastfeeding breaks for nursing mothers? No
Does the law require parental leave for parents? No
Does the law require that parents with minor children or workers with other family responsibilities be provided with flexible time or part time work options? No

To comply with international standards, maternity leave duration should be at least 14 weeks and during maternity leave workers should be paid at least 67% of their wage.


More about maternity leave:

Female workers are entitled to fifty days of maternity leave, to cover pre and post  maternity period. These leaves are fully paid and allowed three times during the entire service.   

Sources: §83 of the Labour Law (Royal Decree No. 35/2003

Workers on maternity leave are entitled to full wages during the fifty day period, paid by the employer.

Sources: §83 of the Labour Law (Royal Decree No. 35/2003)

More about parental leave:

No provisions could be located in the law regarding parental leave.