Paternity Leave – Who’s Right?

The old idea that the father does not play an important role in the first moments of the newborn child is already well out of date. The father must not only play this role but it is extremely important for the baby to feel the paternal presence , in addition to the necessary support that the mother needs in these first moments. For that, paternity leave has been adapting more and more to the current days and the conditions of couples.

About Maternity Leave

The maternity leave is already an older conquest and moms can spend some time with their children to be able to take care and enjoy every discovery of its first months of life. Maternity leave lasts at least four months or 120 calendar days , with a maximum of six months or 180 calendar days. This period is undoubtedly essential for the baby and, of course, for the mother as well.

But we must not forget the daddies, who are increasingly participating and have reserved rights to also accompany the first moments of the newborn child, with paternity leave.

The difference is that the term given to parents is still extremely unequal in relation to that of maternity leave. Despite the advances, there is still much to be improved at CLT with regard to Paternity Leave. Stay in:

How many legal days does the father have on paternity leave?

Wanting to enjoy the baby’s first moments very close is not exclusive to owl moms. Parents are increasingly participating and involved in the care of their children, and look, you can’t complain. After all, at these times what the mother needs most is support and help to carry out a series of new tasks.

The first few weeks with the baby are very rewarding and full of happiness for both mother and father. Everything is new, with incredible discoveries and it is clear that parents also want to enjoy this moment up close without being worried about work. The desire is just to be with your family and your new member .

Amendment to the Paternity Leave Law

On March 8, 2016, there was a change in the law that provided for 5 consecutive days of paternity leave. Now CLT plans to take 20 days , but still only for companies that are part of the Federal Program “Empresa Cidadã”, in other cases the 5-day license remains. This new term is not yet mandatory, and there is no punishment for those companies that did not join the program.

Adoption and Homosexual Affection

Paternity leave is counted from the first working day of the baby’s birth date, considering the working day of each workday. In case of adoption and same- sex union , both men and women are granted four months’ leave.

In many countries, paternity leave provides for more days of leave, guaranteeing the right of daddies to live even longer with the newborn baby. See the list of some countries with the highest Paternity Leave:

  • South Korea: 52.6 weeks
  • Japan: 52 weeks
  • France: 28 weeks
  • Luxembourg: 26.4 weeks
  • Holland: 26.4 weeks
  • Portugal: 21.3 weeks  Belgium: 19.3 weeks
  • Norway: 14 weeks
  • Iceland: 13 weeks
  • Sweden: 10 weeks

Paternity Leave For CLT Employees

Let’s talk a little bit about the paternity leave provided for by the CLT and learn about the rights of dads under the law. The first decree that addresses the Paternity Leave is very old, from 1967 and started with only 1 working day and later changed to 5 days.

What the employee should do

The law provides that during the period of paternity leave, the employee receives the salary in full, even the days he / she is away. It is the father’s obligation to inform the company of the child’s birth to record his / her absence days, and of course, he / she cannot simply not show up for work or notify only at the end of this period.

If the child is born during the father’s vacation, he will not have the right to leave for 5 paid days on his return to work, since the law provides this right precisely to accompany the first moments with the child and assist the child. mother.

Paternity Leave – Foster Parents

The law provides for different terms for paternity leave for adoptive parents . In this situation, the adoptive parents can request up to 120 days of leave and also the maternity salary if the adoptive mother is not a taxpayer.

Another point is that the date of birth, for adoption cases, is considered the day the custody is granted, counting from then on the days of the leave. The benefits of maintaining the payment without discount are applied in the same way as provided for in the CLT for biological parents.

The tip is to find out more about the federal program “Empresa Cidadã” and understand how your company can participate. With fewer or more days, the important thing is that you can enjoy and participate in every charming moment with your baby and mom, who needs a lot of support and support in this very special time.
See also: And when does the license run out? Moms Back to Work

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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