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The Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers Regulations, 2022. Applications and related Information published Online.

03.08.2022 | News

Fostering Leave Trust Claim

Both female and male employees are entitled for four months each per child as Fostering leave. which has to be taken until the child has attained 8 years of age. The first two (2) months or eight (8) weeks are non-transferable and are eligible for benefit payment; while the second two (2) months or eight (8) weeks are transferable between parents but are unpaid of any benefit. 

Legal Notice 201 of 2022, provides that the first eight (8) weeks of fostering leave is paid to the employer on behalf of employees who are certified as foster parents. The applicable payment rate is the Married rate established for the Sickness Benefit. Read more. 

Parental / Adoption Leave Trust Claim

Both female and male employees are entitled for four months each per child Parental / Adoption leave which has to be availed of until the child has attained eight (8) years of age. The first two (2) months or eight (8) weeks are non-transferable and are eligible for benefit payment; while the second two (2) months or eight (8) weeks are transferable between parents but are unpaid of any benefit. 

Legal Notice 201 of 2022, provides that the first eight (8) weeks of parental leave is paid to the employer on behalf of parent / adoptive parent employees on grounds of child birth or adoption. The applicable payment rate is the Married rate established for the Sickness Benefit. Read more

Paternity / Paternity-Adoption Leave Trust Claim

Paternity leave will apply to fathers as well as second parents who are in employment. Fathers or equivalent second parents shall have the right to paternity leave of ten (10) working days that is to be taken on the occasion of the birth or the adoption of the worker’s child. Such paternity leave will have to be paid in full by the employer to the employee in full as long as the employee has been employed with the claiming employer for one calendar year preceding the birth or adoption. 

Employers shall then claim a refund from the Department of Social Security for the ten (10) working days Paternity Leave period. Read more.

 

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