|Does the law require paternity leave for new fathers?||No|
|Does the law require parental leave for parents?||Yes|
|Does the law provide for paid or unpaid parental leave?||Unpaid|
|What is the total duration of parental leave?||126|
|What is the wage replacement rate for parental leave?||No provision|
|Who pays for parental leave?||Employer|
|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:
There is no statutory provision on paternity leave in the Cypriot Law.
More about parental leave:
Parental leave is provided under the Cypriot Law. An employee (male/female) must have at least six months of continuous service with the same employer before entitlement to take parental leave. Part time workers, fixed term contract worker and temporary workers are also entitled to parental leave provided that they meet the service requirement.
Parental leave is individual entitlement for each parent and a parent is entitled to 18 weeks' parental leave for each child born or adopted. In the case of twins or multiple births, the entitlement to parental leave is 18 weeks per child. In the event of widow(er), the entitlement is raised to 23 weeks.
Mothers may take parental leave during the period between end of maternity leave and the child's eighth birthday. Fathers may take parental leave from the period of birth of a child until the child's eighth birthday.
Mothers may take adoption leave following the expiration of the maternity leave and within a period of 8 years, commencing on the date of the adoption, provided that the child is not over 12 years. An employee with one to two children may take parental leave for a minimum period of one week and a maximum period of 5 weeks during each calendar year.
After taking the parental leave, an employee has the right to return to same or an equivalent (or similar) job which cannot be inferior to the position held by the worker before taking parental leave. Once a parent has taken two weeks of his parental leave entitlement, he/she may transfer two weeks from the remaining parental leave period to the other parent.
source: Parental Leave and Leave on Grounds of Force Majeure Law (47(I)/2012)