How much paid parental leave is an employee entitled to annually?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 6 May 2015
Under the Parental Leave Acts 1998 to 2013 (the “Acts”) an employee with over one year’s service with the employer who is a “relevant parent” is entitled to 18 weeks of leave to enable him or her to take care of his or her child. Employees with over three months' service, where his/her child is approaching the age threshold for parental leave (i.e. 8 years of age) are entitled to pro-rata parental leave.
In those circumstances the employee may take leave for a period of one week in respect of each month of continuous employment. Parental leave is limited to 18 weeks per child, and if the employee has more than one child, parental leave is limited to 18 weeks in 12 months.
Under the Acts,
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