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01 Jan
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Spain: extension of longer paternity leave to 12 weeks enters into force today

Since today, parents different from the biological mother whose children are born from today, 1 January 2020, will enjoy the extension of the so-called paternity leave to 12 weeks. Although it is still called colloquially as “paternity leave”, the current denomination is birth permission for the parent different from the biological mother (Royal Decree-Law 6/2019, […]

13 Jun
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Better work-life balance for parents and carers in the EU: European Council adopts new rules

The European Council today, 13 June, adopted a Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers which aims to increase the participation of women in the labour market and the take-up of family-related leave and flexible working arrangements. The new act also provides opportunities for workers to be granted leave to care for relatives who […]

08 Mar
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Paternity leave in Spain will increase since next 1 April (from 5 to 8 weeks in 2019)

Important news in the enjoyment of paternity leave that shall become applicable from 1 April 2019, the date on which comes into force the article 12.2 of RD-Ley 6/2019, de 1 de marzo (published in Official State Gazette, BOE in Spanish, on March 7). Current regulation Until the next 31 March, the paternity leave is […]

25 Jan
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Directive on work-life balance for EU citizens: Presidency of the Council reaches provisional agreement with the European Parliament

The Presidency of the Council and the European parliament yesterday, 24 January, reached a provisional agreement on some key elements of the proposal for a Directive on work-life balance for parents and careers. The agreement still needs to be approved by member states. “This agreement is very welcome. It gives a huge boost to promoting […]

05 Jul

Paternity leave in Spain: novelties applicable since today, July 5, and new application form

Important news in the enjoyment of paternity leave applicable from today, July 5, 2018, the date on which comes into force the General State Budget Law 2018 (LPGE, in Spanish). In addition, Social Security has already updated the application form for paternity leave, incorporating the new changes: Extension to five weeks In the cases of […]


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