Parents in Netherlands to get 9 weeks parental leave at 70% pay

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From August 2, 2022 new parents in the Netherlands can get nine weeks of paid parental leave. They’ll get 70 percent of their daily wage during those nine weeks. Currently, parents can take 26 weeks of parental leave in the first eight years of their child’s life. The government decided to reimburse parents 70 percent of their income for the first nine weeks, which must be taken in the first year of the child’s life. The other 17 weeks will remain unpaid and can be taken up to the child’s eighth birthday. Parents who had a child before August 2 can also use the scheme until their little one’s first birthday.


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