Working Fathers in Malta

Does the law require paternity leave for new fathers? Yes
What is the total duration of paid paternity leave at the time of delivery? 1 days
What is the wage replacement rate for paternity leave? No provision
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? 120
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? No

More about paternity leave:

New fathers are granted a fully paid paternity leave of one day on the birth of a child. This is referred to as "birth leave" in the law. The specific leave entitlements however may vary depending on the applicable Wages Council Wage Regulation Order.

sources: §4 of the Minimum Special Leave Entitlement Regulations (S.L.452.101)

More about parental leave:

Parental leave is the individual right of both male and female workers. Parents have to be granted unpaid leave on the ground of birth, adoption, fostering or legal custody of a child to enable them to take care of the child for a period of four months until the child has attained the age of eight years. Parental leave is non-transferable and is availed in established periods of one month each.

Both the full-time and part-time workers (whether they are employed on fixed term or indefinite term contracts) qualify for the parental leave if they have been in continuous employment with the employer for a period of at least 12 months.

Unless otherwise provided under a collective agreement, an employer together with an employee may decide whether to grant parental leave on a full time or part time basis, in the piecemeal way or in the form of a time credit system.

On return from parental leave, an employee is entitled to the same job that the employee occupied prior to the granting of parental leave, or, where this is no longer possible for any valid reason, to an equivalent or similar job consistent with the original contract of employment of the employee.

sources: §3, 4, 8 & 9 of the Parental Leave Entitlement Regulations (S.L.452.78)