Additional birth leave for partners from 1 July 2020

19 March 2020 - Since January 1, 2019, the employer has to pay the wages during the birth leave of a partner in full, no more than once the number of working hours per week. The employee must take the leave within four weeks after the child is born. From 1 July 2020, this leave will be extended and partners can take up to five weeks of additional birth leave. This extension only applies if the child was born on or after July 1, 2020.

Want to know more?

Would you like to know more about this birth leave? Please contact your personal contactperson or Erik Burghout by e-mail or by telephone: +31 (0)88 277 22 40. They will be happy to help you.