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Order No. 277 of 28 May 1996 of the Council of Ministers concerning parental leave and family benefit.

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First Region

Equality of opportunity and treatment; Maternity protection; Workers with family responsibilities
Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

Second Region

Imposes upon the employers the obligation to grant parental leave to women workers. A woman worker employed for a period of at least 6 months (including period of previous employment) is entitled to a 3 year-parental leave. The leave shall be taken before the child reaches 4 years of age. Should the child's health require, the leave can be taken until the child reaches 18 months of age. The employer must not terminate the employment contract with a woman worker who has applied for parental leave. Parental leave can also be granted to the father. During maternity leave the woman worker is entitled to child-care allowances and keeps the right to health benefits for herself and her family members.

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    Date of entry into force

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    Serial title
    Dziennik Ustaw
    No. 60
    Page range
    pp. 1365-1368