Friday February 28, 2020

Paternity leave kicks in

Men entitled to two weeks of paternity leave following the birth or adoption of a child

28th August, 2016
Fathers will be entitled to paid time off work on the birth of their child from this Thursday Pic: iStock

Fathers will, for the first time, be entitled to paid time off work on the birth of their child from this Thursday.

The introduction of paternity leave and paternity benefit on September 1 follows on from an announcement in last year’s budget.

Under the rules, employed and self-employed men are entitled to two weeks of paternity leave following the birth or adoption of a child. New fathers can avail of paternity leave within six...

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