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Family Vacations

Viimati uuendatud: 22.02.2017


If the employee has children, the following additional vacation options are available:

  • paid parental leave. The mother or the father is entitled to get either 3 or 6 additional vacation days in a calendar year. Three days are available if the family has one or two children aged 3-14. Six days are available if the family has at least three children aged 3-14, or at least one child younger than 3. This parental leave pay is calculated based on the minimum wage and compensated from the state budget. A corresponding form must be submitted to the Social Insurance Fund;
  • paid parental leave for parents with disabled children. The mother or the father of a disabled child is entitled to have one workday per month off until the child turns 18. The vacation pay is calculated based on the parent’s average salary and compensated from the state budget;
  • unpaid parental leave. The mother and the father are entitled to take 10 additional workdays off (without pay) if the family has a child younger than 14 or a disabled child younger than 18;
  • parental leave for the father. Fathers are entitled to parental leave – either 10 work days the two months before the child is born or two months after the child was born. This parental leave is compensated for based on the father’s average salary and compensated from the state budget;
  • adoption leave. When the employee adopts a child younger than 10, they are entitled to take an adoption leave of 70 calendar days, starting from the date the court order enters into force. Adoption leave is compensated for according to the Health Insurance Act.

Unused parental leave from a calendar year shall not be transferred to the next calendar year.

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