Birth leave

Birth leave for partners is set at once the total number of working hours per week. If you have a contract for 36 hours, this means you are entitled to 36 hours partner leave when your partner has given birth.

As of 1 July 2020, partners can take up to 5 weeks of additional birth leave. They will then receive a benefit amounting to 70% of their daily wage. The employee must take these weeks of leave within 6 months of the birth of the child, on the condition that the employee first takes the birth leave of one time the number of working hours per week.

A point of interest with respect to partner leave is that proportional contract extension is not yet guaranteed. This is ­currently under negotiation and will hopefully be dealt with in future collective labour agreements.

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