Dec 15, 2008

Paternity Leave Approved in Bulgaria

This move has GOT to earn Bulgaria some points with the EU.

Sofia Weekly: The Bulgarian parliament member approved on Thursday the final version and changes of the country's Labor Code. One of the changes provides that a father, who wishes to do so, would be able to take a 15-day paid leave from work after the birth of his child. With the mother's consent, a father would also be able to take up to 6 months of paid leave to take care of his baby, if the child is between 6 months and 1 year old.

Employers, who fail to comply with the labor legislature would now face fines 10 times higher than the current ones.

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