Increases in Parental Leave Entitlements – Your Questions AnsweredPosted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 1 October 2019
This month Aisling Muldowney, Senior Associate with the Employment Law Group at A&L Goodbody, answers a range of potential questions that are likely to arise concerning the increases to Parental Leave entitlement as a result of the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019.
What are the current parental leave entitlements under Irish law?
Parental leave has just been increased in Ireland by the introduction of the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 (the Amendment Act):
- as of 1 September 2019, parents are entitled to take unpaid leave up to a maximum of 22 weeks per eligible child (see below)
- from 1 September 2020, the entitlement will increase to 26 weeks per eligible child
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