Italy: COVID-19 Updates to Leave Types

January 4, 2021
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An outline of the changes to the 2021 Parental Leave ruling for those with children infected with COVID-19, in contact quarantine, are impacted by the suspension of classroom-based school activities, the closure of day care centers, and absences related to the other parent cohabiting with the child.

Sickness Leave

In the event of the sickness of one of the parents cohabiting with the minor, the other parent may benefit from the leave in question.

Maternity/Paternity Leave

In the case of maternity/paternity leave, the other parent may benefit from 2021 Parental Leave only for a child other than that for which maternity/paternity leave is taken.

It is not possible to benefit from 2021 Paternal Leave for the same child for whom the maternity/paternity leave applies.

Holiday Leave

This leave works with the use of holiday leave by the other parent living with the child.

Fragile Employees

The use of 2021 Parental Leave by a parent cohabiting with the child is allowed when the other parent is classified as a fragile employee.

Absence Permits and Leave According to Law 104/1992

It is possible to benefit from 2021 Parental Leave on the same days in which the other parent is making use of, including for the same child.

Disability and Invalidity Pensions 

This leave is compatible with cases where the other parent cohabiting with the same child has a disability.

Parents of Children with Other Partners

The use of the leave for a cohabiting child under the age of 14 by one of the 2 parents is compatible with the use of the same leave or agile work by the other parent for other cohabiting children under the age of 14 had by other partners who are not taking advantage of the 2021 leave.

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