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The government has decided to pay the first 9 weeks of parental leave. Parents can take up to 26 weeks' leave. The Employee Insurance Agency (UWV) pays 50% of an employee's daily wages during parental leave, up to 50% of the maximum daily wage. 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.
- entrepreneurs with staff
This change in law will enter into force on 2 August 2022.