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By Brett Allan King
New fathers are eligible for an additional week of paid paternity leave under provisions of the 2018 national budget approved June 28, bringing their total entitlement to five weeks for children born, adopted, or taken into foster care on or after July 5. A bill pending in parliament would eventually raise the paid leave entitlement to 16 weeks for both parents.
“We understand that these sorts of measures should be welcome,” given in-house studies showing high employee prioritization of work-life balance, Luis Pérez, director of institutional relations at Randstad, told Bloomberg Law July 6.
Not everyone is pleased with the week's extension of paternal benefits, however.
“Five weeks wouldn't be sufficient and wouldn't generate a balanced model of shared childcare,” Virginia Carrera, co-spokesperson for the Platform for Equal and Non-Transferable Birth and Adoption Leave (PPIINA), told Bloomberg Law July 6.
A bill introduced in parliament by the leftist Unidos Podemos group incorporates PPIINA recommendations of equal, fully paid leave for both parents and encouragement of shared childcare as a means of eliminating workplace discrimination against mothers.
The bill would mandate two weeks' leave for each parent at birth and an additional 14 weeks to be taken, separately or simultaneously, within a year. The leave would be nontransferable as a means of encouraging shared childcare.
The cost of the leave would be borne by the social security system rather than by individual employers, Carrera said.
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