The funds required to implement the new allowance this year will amount to almost HRK 91 million (€12 million) and HRK 273 million (€36.4 million) on an annual basis as of next year.
The new entitlement, paternity leave, refers to employed and self-employed parents for the duration of 10 working days for one child, or 15 working days in the case of the birth of twins, triplets or simultaneous birth of several children. The right can be used until the child is six months old at the latest, and the father can use it regardless of the mother’s employment status.
The purpose of paternity leave is to allow fathers to be more involved in the care of children and participate in the early years of the child.
Wages will be paid in full during the time of this leave
Wages will be paid in full during the time of this leave according to the Central State Office for Demography and Youth.
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