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Paid parental leave

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 2 August 2022

What changes?

Parents will receive payment during the first 9 weeks of parental leave. Parents can take up to 26 weeks leave in total. The amount of the paid parental leave will be 70% of an employee's daily wage during parental leave, up to 70% of the maximum daily wage (in Dutch).

Parents will have to use the 9 weeks paid leave in the first year after the child is born. They can use the remaining 17 weeks as they wish, up to the child's 8th birthday. This leave will be unpaid, unless stated differently in the collective labour agreement (CAO) or company policy.

For whom?

  • entrepreneurs with staff


This change in the Act paid parental leave (Wet betaald ouderschapsverlof, Wbo) will enter into force on 2 August 2022.

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