Working Fathers in Portugal

Does the law require paternity leave for new fathers? Yes
What is the total duration of paid paternity leave at the time of delivery? 20 days
What is the wage replacement rate for paternity leave? 100 % of normal wage
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? 90 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:

In accordance with the Labour Code, the total length of paternity leave is twenty (20) working days, ten of which are obligatory and must be taken during the first month after birth. Five of the obligatory ten days must be taken immediately after birth. The paternity leave is increased by 02 days per child in the case of multiple births. Employees are entitled to their full wages during paternity leave.

Source: §43 of the Labour Code 2009

More about parental leave:

The father and the mother have the right to a complementary parental leave to care for their child, under six years of age, in any of the following schemes: extended parental leave of three months (individual right of each parent); Part-time work for 12 months, with a working period of half the complete working period; intermittent periods of extended parental leave and part-time work, with the total absence and working time reduction equivalent to the normal working periods of three months; and intermittent absences with the duration equivalent to the normal working period of three months, as long as it is provided in a collective bargaining agreement. During this extended 3 month leave, workers are entitled to only 25% of their gross pay.

Source: §40 of the Labour Code 2009