Parental Leave Changes

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 20 March 2013
Michelle Ryan
Ronan Daly Jermyn
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A new Statutory Instrument (S.I.81 of 2013 European Union (Parental Leave) Regulations 2013) was signed into law on the 8 March which gives effect to the EU Directive on Parental Leave which was to be implemented into Irish law by that date.

The introduction of the Parental Leave Directive will make a huge difference to our existing law on Parental Leave and the principle changes are as follows:

* Currently in Ireland maternity leave is paid for 26 weeks with an additional 16 weeks unpaid also being available. In addition to this, 14 weeks unpaid parental leave is available for both mothers and fathers up until the child is aged 8 years. With the introduction of the

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Michelle Ryan
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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