The European Parliament has adopted new rules to allow parents and carers to better reconcile their work and family lives.
The new rules for a better work-life balance, adopted on 4 April 2019, aim to increase the employment rate for women, create incentives for fathers to take family-related leave, and promote gender equality and equal opportunities. Parliament and Council agree on measures to reconcile career and private life:
- Ten working days paternity leave, paid at not less than the level of sick pay
- Two months of non-transferable paid parental leave
- Five days of annual carers’ leave
- Flexible working patterns, including remote working.