French decree extends paternity leave
Paternity leave in France extended from 11 to 25 days starting on 1 July 2021
A recent decree in France has extended paternity leave from 11 consecutive calendar days to 25 days that can be divided into two periods (see below); in the event of multiple births, the number of days increases from 18 to 32.
The leave consists of the following 2 distinct periods:
- 1 mandatory period of 4 calendar days taken immediately after the birth of the child (in addition to the 3 mandatory days of birth leave), and
- 1 period of 21 or 28 calendar days depending on the number of births.
The period of leave of 21 or 28 days may be divided into 2 periods of at least 5 days each and the leave must begin within 6 months of the birth(s).