Parents to benefit from new flexible working rules

An EU directive aims to improve the work-life balance for employees

23rd June, 2019

The EU Parliament has recently approved a proposal for an EU directive on work-life balance.

Through this it proposes to introduce new rights regarding parental leave, put paternity and carer’s leave entitlements on an equal footing across the EU and, importantly, extend the scope of the right to flexible working arrangements for employees returning from parental leave.

The proposal intends to introduce more flexibility in how parental leave may be taken, including full-time...

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