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Original name: Bundesgesetz, mit dem Karenz für Väter geschaffen wird (VäterKarenzgesetz - VKG)
Name: Federal Act establishing parental leave for fathers (Paternity Leave Act – VKG) (BGBl. 1989/651). Text No. 52bb.
Country: Austria
Subject(s): Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1989-12-12
Entry into force:
ISN: AUT-1989-L-42821
Bibliography: Arbeitsrecht Dittrich, Veit, Tades, Manz Verlag, Vienna, Austria, ISBN: 3-214-11148-5
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Abstract/Citation: Provides for the right of male employees to take unpaid leave to care for their new-born babies. During the leave, the employment relationship remains intact, as paternity leave is to be considered as an extended holiday. The leave may commence at the end of the mother's prohibition to work (usually 8 weeks after birth) and is limited to the end of the child's second year of life. Paternity leave may only be taken by fathers residing in the same household as the child. Employees on such leave may not be dismissed during the period of their leave.
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