FactFind: Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave – How Much Time Do New Parents Get?

A NEW PARENTAL leave entitlement for fathers was announced today prompting a discussion around how much time new mams and dads can and should take off when there’s a new addition to the family.

From November, under the new legislation, both new mothers and fathers will be granted two weeks extra parental leave on top of the current maternity/paternity leave entitlements.

For the first time, parental leave will also be granted to both parents of a male same-sex couple who have adopted a child.

So what’s the benefit for parents once the new bill comes into law in November?

In this FactFind, we take a look at what new mums and dads currently get and what’s changing in just a few months time.

Source: thejournal.ie

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