Working Fathers in Slovenia

Does the law require paternity leave for new fathers? Yes
What is the total duration of paid paternity leave at the time of delivery? 30 days
What is the wage replacement rate for paternity leave? 100 % of normal wage
Who pays for paternity leave? Government
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? 260 days
What is the wage replacement rate for parental leave? 100 % 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:

All employed fathers insured under the Parental Protection and Family Benefits Act are entitled to paternity leave. New fathers are entitled to 30 days of paternity leave.

A father is not entitled to paternity leave if: the mother has given birth to a dead child; the father has been deprived of parental rights or he was forbidden contact with child in accordance with an Act; the father has shown by conduct that he will not take care of the child or neglects parental responsibilities; and on the basis of a physician's opinion that father is temporarily or permanently unable to care for child due to health reasons.

Workers may take first 15 days of paternity leave (as full-time or part-time) during the child's first six months. Workers may take second 15 days of paternity leave (as full-time or part-time) until the child completes the first grade of primary school. The paternity leave may also be taken as individual working days, but in that case the length of leave is equal to 70% of the eligible calendar days.

Workers are entitled to compensation during paternity leave. All 30 days of leave are paid at the 100% of the basic income up to a ceiling of 2.5 times the average wage in Slovenia. Parental benefit for partial absence from work equals the proportional part of part of partial absence from work.

sources: §25-28 & 40-47 of Parental Protection and Family Benefits Act

More about parental leave:

Parental leave used to be a family entitlement and its duration was 260 calendar days. However, in 2014, parental leave has become an individual entitlement with each parent entitled to 130 days of leave. Mother is entitled to transfer 100 days of her entitlement to the father as 30 days are mother's exclusive right. Fathers are allowed to transfer all 130 days of parental leave to the mother. Parental leave is extended by 90 days (for each parent) in the event of multiple births, adoption of twins or two differently aged children under the age of three years. In the case of the birth of a child in need of special care, child care leave is extended by an additional 90 days on the basis of the opinion delivered by the medical board.

A part of child care leave of not more than 75 days of duration can be transferred until a child completes first grade of the primary school.

Leave is extended by 30 days if parents already have at least two children who have not yet completed the first grade of primary school; by 60 days if they have three such children; and by 90 days if they have four or more such children. Parental leave is paid leave and workers are paid 100% of their income during the term of parental leave. The amount of compensation lies between 55% of the minimum salary and 250% of the national average wage.

sources: §29-47 of Parental Protection and Family Benefits Act