It becomes fully operational on paternity leave mandatory 10 days, rises from 10 to 11 months on parental leave for the single parent, it grows from 6 to 12 years the age of the child for which theabstention from work partially indemnified, with an increase also in the months, from six to nine, covered by indemnity (equal to 30% of the salary). And, again, extension of the right tomaternity allowance for self-employed and freelance workers, also for any anticipated periods of abstention due to high-risk pregnancy. These are the main innovations contained in two legislative decreesproposed by the minister Andrea Orlando to implement community directives, approved yesterday by the government for a more effective reconciliation of life and work times and for a more equitable sharing of responsibilities and gender equality between men and women and to promote effective work and familiar.
The new paternity leave
Therefore, the new paternity leave, mandatory and lasting ten working days, usable by the working father in the time span ranging from the two months preceding to the five following the birth, is fully operational, both in the case of birth and perinatal death of the baby. It is an autonomous and distinct right belonging to the working fatheralongside the so-called alternative paternity leave, which is only due in the event of death, serious illness or abandonment of the child by the mother.
Leave for the single parent
The overall duration of leave due to the single parent has been increased from ten to eleven months, with a view to a positive action that will meet single-parent families.
Nine months’ allowance
The level of the allowance relating to periods of leave is 30% of the salary, in the measure of three months for each parent, for a total overall period of six months. To it is added a further period of three months, transferable between parents and usable alternatively between them, to which an allowance equal to 30% of the salary is also connected. Therefore, without prejudice to the maximum limits of parental leave that can be used by parents, the months of parental leave covered by allowances have increased from six to nine in total. The allowance payable to parents, alternatively between them, for the period of extension of up to three years of parental leave taken for the severely disabled child, is 30%.
Leave for children up to 12 years
The age of the child is increased from six to twelve years and the parents, including adoptive and foster parents, can take advantage of parental leave, compensated within the terms indicated.
Maternity allowance also for self-employed women
The maternity allowance was also extended respectively for self-employed workers and freelancers, also for any periods of early abstention due to pregnancy at risk.
More information and protection for platform workers
The second provision launched yesterday establishes new minimum safeguards to ensure that all workers, including those who have non-standard contracts (continuous collaboration relationships organized by the client also through platforms, occasional service contract, coordinated and continuous collaboration contract, etc.) , benefit from greater predictability and clarity in terms of transparency of information on the employment relationship and working conditions.