Maternity/Paternity Leave and Parental Leave

Maternity/Paternity Leave and Parental Leave

The Act on Maternity/Paternity Leave and Parental Leave can be viewed here.

The Icelandic Alþingi passed a bill on the arrangements of state finances which includes an amendment to the Act on on Maternity/Paternity Leave and Parental Leave No. 95/2000.

The amendment entered into force on 1 July 2009 and applies to parents of children who are born, adopted or received into permanent foster care on 1 July 2009 or later. The parents‘ rights and that of children who where born, adopted or received into permanent foster care before this time, remain unchanged – see more