Working Fathers in Hungary

Does the law require paternity leave for new fathers? Yes
What is the total duration of paid paternity leave at the time of delivery? 5 days
What is the wage replacement rate for paternity leave? 100 % of normal wage
Who pays for paternity leave? Employer
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? 1095
What is the wage replacement rate for parental leave? No provision
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 eligible for five days of paternity leave (7 days in case of twins) until the end of second month from the date of birth of a child. The paternity leave has to be allocated on the days as requested by new father. This leave has to be provided even if the child is stillborn or dies. The paternity leave is paid by the Government from Central Budget and not by the employer. In accordance with the Act CIII of 2013, paternity leave will not be pro-rated even if the employment relationship commenced or terminated during the given calendar year.


(Section 118 of Labour Code 2012)

More about parental leave:

Parental Leave is provided under the Labour Code 2012. An employee (male or female) is entitled to a leave of absence without pay in order to care for the child until the child reaches the age of three or in order to care for the child until the child reaches the age of ten, if the employee receives a child care allowance.

(Section 128 & 130 of Labour Code 2012)