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Parental leave must be paid for by employers

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2019 saw the passage of the Parental Provision Act. It is currently being put into practice. The Parental Leave Facilities Fund (FVO) had to be established for this reason. Private sector businesses have recently begun making donations to the fund. The May and June months also saw a lot of maternity and parental leave payments, according to Steven Mac Andrew, Minister of Labor, Employment, and Youth Affairs.

The fund focuses on this and it is based on the principle of solidarity, which means that everyone must contribute to this and no exceptions can be made. The law prescribes six weeks leave for the mother and seven to eight days for the father. “If a company does not comply with this, employees can submit a complaint to the client contact center of the Labor Inspectorate. They will then check whether the company is acting in accordance with the law. If that is not the case, measures will be taken,” said Minister Mac Andrew




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