Working Fathers in Kazakhstan

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? Paid
What is the total duration of parental leave? 365 days
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:

Kazakh legislation does not provide for special paternity leave. Nevertheless, the Labour Code establishes certain guarantees to fathers on the birth of a child. The employer is obliged on the basis of a written application to provide an employee with leave without pay in case of birth of a child - up to five days.

Sources: §97 of the Labour Code.

More about parental leave:

The unpaid parental leave is available for parents until a child is three years old. The parental leave is available for:

The employee can get the parental leave in whole or in parts specifying this in written application. In the case of return to work before the expiry of the parental leave, the employee must notify the employer at least one month before the start of working. Employment of a worker is secure during this unpaid until the child reaches the age of three years.

During this leave parents are eligible for a monthly social benefit to care for the child up to the age of one year. On the birth of two or more children, monthly social benefit is fixed for each child. It is assigned from child’s date of birth. Monthly social benefit is determined by multiplying the average monthly income by the income replacement index of 0.4. The maximum amount of benefit cannot exceed 40% of ten-times  the minimum wage. Minimum rate is established by law.

Also there is allowance to care for the child up to the age of one year for those, who do not take part in the compulsory social insurance system. At the birth of two or more children, allowance is fixed for each child. Rates of allowance are:

Since January 2016, the monthly calculation index is 2,121 tenge.

Sources: §99 and 100 of the Labour Code; §1, 4, 8, 10 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan ‘About state allowances to families with children’ 28.06.2005 № 63-III; §4, 20, 23-2 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan ‘About compulsory social insurance’ 25.04.2003 № 405-II; §11 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan ‘About republican budget for 2016 - 2018 years’ 30.11.2015 № 426-V; Order of the Minister of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan ‘About some measures to implement the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan ‘About state allowances to families with children’ 05.05.2015 № 319