Parental leave and new rights for employees

The law of 19 June 2013 was published on 24 June 2013 in the Memorial. The law amends the Labour Code with new provisions about parental leave that are intended to enable employees to better balance work and family life. The law implements the Council Directive 2010/18/UE of 8 March 2010 applying the framework agreement as amended on parental leave. The directive sets the minimum duration of parental leave at four months and facilitates the return to work of employees at its end.

The amendments introduced by the law mainly concern (i) a new entitlement for employees to have a meeting with the employer at the end of the parental leave and (ii) an extension of the non-remunerated parental leave…

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