Ministers approve eight-day paternity leave in Israel

Fathers of newborns will get eight days of paternity leave if legislation approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation Sunday becomes law.

The bill proposed by MK Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) and signed by legislators from all parties in the Knesset grants fathers vacation time for the eight days after their child is born, at the same time the mother has time off.

The days would be divided between three vacation days and five days of sick leave, which the employer would pay.


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