Germany: government to introduce two weeks’ paid leave for second parents after the birth of a child

On 8 June, Germany's cabinet (Bundeskabinett) approved a draft law to "fully" transpose into German law the European Union directive on work-life balance for parents and carers, Directive (EU) 2019/1158. The German government has also announced plans to introduce later this year two weeks' paid leave for the second parent after the birth of a child.

Through . Published on 10 June 2022 Ă  15h44 - Update on 10 June 2022 Ă  15h44

EU Member States had until 2 August 2022 to comply with Directive (EU) 2019/1158 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019, which requires part of parental leave must be remunerated or compensation paid, introduces a minimum of 10 days’…

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