Under what circumstances is an employee entitled to receive statutory paternity pay?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 1 August 2016
Zelda Cunningham
Arthur Cox
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The legislation has not yet been enacted, but as currently drafted, an employee who is a relevant parent in relation to a child shall be entitled to two weeks’ leave from his or her employment to enable him or her to provide, or assist in the provision of, care to the child or to provide support to the relevant adopting parent or mother of the child, as the case may be, or both. Only one parent who is a relevant parent in relation to the child shall be entitled to paternity leave in respect of that child. The benefit will be paid by the Department of Social Protection at a rate of €230 per week, the same as maternity benefit, and will be based on the same PRSI contribution requirements.

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Zelda Cunningham
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