|Does the law require paternity leave for new fathers?||Yes|
|What is the total duration of paid paternity leave at the time of delivery?||15 days|
|What is the wage replacement rate for paternity leave?||90 % of normal wage|
|Who pays for paternity leave?||Government|
|Does the law require parental leave for parents?||Yes|
|Does the law provide for paid or unpaid parental leave?||Paid|
|What is the total duration of parental leave?||183 days|
|What is the wage replacement rate for parental leave?||90 % of normal wage|
|Who pays for parental leave?||Government|
|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?||Yes|
More about paternity leave:
New fathers are entitled to paternity leave under Labour Code. Fathers are entitled to a 15-day paternity leave on the birth of a child as from the date of discharge of child from the hospital.
Paternity leave is paid leave and 90% of the average daily wage or of insured income is paid to the worker during the term of paternity leave. Paternity leave is funded through state public insurance. A worker must have twelve months of insured employment to qualify for paternity leave.
sources: §163.7 of Labour Code 1986, amended in July 2015; §1, 41, 48, 50(6) of Social Security Code of 2003, last amended in 2014
More about parental leave:
Under the earlier law, After use of the pregnancy leave, child birth or adoption leave, a female worker was entitled to additional child care leave until the child reached two years of age for the first three children (from fourth child onwards, entitlement was 6 months for each additional child) if the child is not placed in a child care establishment. With the amendments in Labour Code in 2015, this limit on the number of children has been removed. Now a worker is entitled to additional child care leave until a child reaches the age of two years if he/she is not placed in a child care establishment.
During the term of parental leave, no wages are paid. However, if parental leave is considered part of maternity leave (of 410 days), workers are paid 90% of their wages for at least 183 days of parental leave (after a child is six months of age). The wages are paid through State Public Insurance.
sources: §163 & 164 of Labour Code 1986, amended in July 2015; §1, 41, 48, 50(7) of Social Security Code of 2003, last amended in 2014