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Besides paternity leave 3 extra days leave around childbirth

In addition to paternity leave of two days an employee whose partner has given birth gets an unconditional right to take 3 days of subsequent parental leave. Currently, the request of the employee may still be refused by the employer if compelling business or organisation reasons require so.

Paternity leave extended in the Netherlands

Paternity leave is thus extended in the Netherlands with a parental leave of 3 days if the new provision of this bill will be implemented. As per the moment of entry into force of this provision the employer can no longer refuse the request for these 3 days of parental leave.

No additional leave

The 3 extra days are no additional leave. These days will be deducted from the total amount of days of parental leave. The new provision is intended to ensure that the employee can use these 3 days of parental leave in the period just after the day the child was born.

In principal unpaid leave

Unless otherwise agreed upon between the employer and the employee the 3 extra days will – in accordance with parental leave and unlike paternity leave – be an unpaid leave.

About the author
Ilma van Aalst started working as a Dutch employment law attorney at the beginning of 2000 and thus works as a Dutch employment law attorney for more than 19 years now. Ilma first worked as a Dutch employment law attorney for more than ten years at Poelmann van den Broek in Nijmegen and Eversheds Sutherland in Rotterdam. In 2010, Ilma started 7 Laws of Persuasion. Since 2007, Ilma has been a member of the Dutch Employment Attorneys Association (Vereniging Arbeidsrecht Advocaten Nederland, VAAN), the association that received the quality mark logo for employment law specialists from the Dutch Bar Association. Since the beginning of 2016, she has been an intervision moderator recognised by the VAAN. She is also a member of the Rotterdam Employment Attorneys Association. In addition to her work as a Dutch employment law attorney, Ilma has also been working as a Dutch employment law lecturer since 2008.
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