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New maternity leave rules

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From 2nd August, we have new maternity leave rules in Denmark. The change has been triggered due to an EU directive that specifies that there needs to be a minimum of 2 months of maternity leave for each parent. 

  • The mother has the right to 4 weeks leave before birth; both parents have the right to 2 weeks leave immediately after birth; both parents have the right to 26 weeks combined leave which they can share; each parent has the right to 9 weeks leave which they cannot share. 
  • If you are a single mother or single father, you are entitled to the entire 46 weeks leave. From January 2024, the single mother/father will be able to transfer 13 weeks to a close family member. 
Narcis George Matache
Narcis George Matachehttp://www.narcis.dk
Executive Editor and Founder of "Last Week in Denmark".

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