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Old 01-10-2013, 12:32 PM   #168
Nijntje
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Re: How close to due date did you keep working?

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Originally Posted by mibarra View Post
Really? Interesting... never heard of that
Yes, it's a total of 16 weeks of paid leave (sometimes more depending on the company, but this is the minimum). It's up to you to decide how to use it as long as it's in the 4-6 week window. They also require at least 10 weeks to be postpartum, so if you go past 40 weeks, you get an extension if you stopped only 4 weeks prior to the birth. Unfortunately you don't get additional days if you go early. I think I'm explaining this right anyway. It makes sense in my head.

It's still one of the "worst" in Europe, but hey, I'll take it. Dads only get a couple of days, but hopefully that will change soon.
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