Social Legal Institutes Supporting the Care of Employed Parent for a Child

Miloš Lacko

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  • Source Type: Journal
  • Document Type: Study
  • Document Language: Slovak
  • Published on: 30. 9. 2022
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In: Societas et iurisprudentia • 2022 • Volume 10 • Issue 3 • Pages 96-124 • ISSN 1339-5467

Abstract: The paper focuses on fundamental social legal measures that currently make it easier for an employed parent (man) to care for a child shortly after birth and on newly proposed measures as a result of the transposition of the European Parliament and the Council Directive (EU) 2019/1158 of June 20, 2019, on Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers and repealing Council Directive 2010/18/EU. These measures should more fully fulfil the value approach of reconciling parents’ family and working life (expressed as a goal in the Article 33 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union). The subject of the analysis is the parental leave of the child’s father in the period shortly after the birth (de lege ferenda paternity leave) and parental leave for the purpose of deepening the care of the child and the related cash benefits, such as maternity and parental allowance. Finally, the question of the performance of the parent’s gainful activity while receiving maternity benefits covering the introduced paternity leave is also outlined.

Key Words: Social Security Law; European Parliament and Council Directive (EU) 2019/1158; Paternity Leave; Paternal Allowance; Maternity Allowance for the Father; Parental Leave; Parental Allowance; the Slovak Republic.




Bibliographic Citation

LACKO, M. Sociálnoprávne inštitúty podpory starostlivosti zamestnaného rodiča o dieťa. Societas et iurisprudentia [online]. 2022, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 96-124 [cit. 2020-01-01]. ISSN 1339-5467. Available at: