Has there been an update with regard to parental leave and raising the age of eligibility to 12 years?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 6 December 2016
Zelda Cunningham
Arthur Cox
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From a legislative perspective, there have been no recent changes to the parental leave entitlement under the Parental Leave Act 1998 (as amended). In general, parental leave remains available to employees to enable them care for a child up until the child turns eight. There are however certain exceptions to this age limit. An employee caring for a child who is the subject of an adoption order during the time when the child is between the ages of six and eight, may avail of paternity leave for a period of two years from the date of the adoption order (i.e. if the child is adopted at the age of seven, the employee will be entitled to avail of parental leave until the child reaches the age of

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Zelda Cunningham
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