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Parental leave

New parents are entitled to take time off work when having a baby or adopting a child. During parental leave, you can either receive salary or parental leave benefit.

Good to know

  • Parental leave is divided into four different types of leave: pregnancy leave, maternity leave, paternity leave and parental leave.
  • New parents are entitled to a combined total of 52 weeks’ leave. Some of the weeks are reserved for the mother, and you can allocate the rest between you.
  • It depends on your job situation whether you can receive your salary or parental leave benefit while you are on leave.

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