|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?||Paid|
|What is the total duration of parental leave?||730 days|
|What is the wage replacement rate for parental leave?||75 % of normal wage|
|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:
Fathers are entitled to benefit from paternity leave, for five calendar days (plus 10 days in case the employee attended infant care courses). The paternity leave shall be awarded upon request, within the first eight weeks after the birth of the baby. In this leave, the Father is entitled 100 percent benefit which has to be paid by the employer.
In situations in which the mother dies at birth or during the nursing leave, the father is entitled to the rest of the mother’s leave, receiving the correlative indemnity. During the paternity leave, the father is entitled to benefit from the monthly child raising allowance. Also, the father is entitled to benefit from the insertion incentive in case he decides to return to the job before the child reaches the age of one yearor three years in case of Disabled Child.
Source: § 1-4 of the Act on paternity leave 1999
More about parental leave:
Employer is required to provide workers (a man or a woman), upon their request, the parental leave until the day child turns two years for children born on or before December, 2010 and one to two years for children born on or after January, 2011 respectively. If the child is seriously disabled requiring care, parental leave is provided until the child turns 03 years old. The minimum duration of parental leave has to be one month. Employer is required to provide the worker this leave for the length as requested by the parent. The parental leave can also be granted for adopted children. A parental leave allowance, 85 per cent of the average wage received during the preceding 12 months for parents with child born on or before December, 2010 and 75 per cent in case child born on or after 1st January, 2011 is available to all eligible families whether they take parental leave or not however only one parent is entitled to parental allowance. The allowance is funded from the state Budget. This monthly allowance shall be increased by 600 lei for each child born to a twin, triplets or multiple starting from the second child coming from such a birth. The amount of benefit during parental leave ranges from 600 lei to 4,000 lei.
Source: § 1(1) of the Emergency Ordinance No 148/2005 on support of the Family for child raising applicable for births before 31 December 2010, § 19 & 20 of the Emergency Decree No.111 of 2010 on leave and monthly allowance for raising childrenfor births after January 1 of 2011