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Below you will find useful information on the parental rights a dad has after the birth of a child.
The birth of a child is a great event and you would definitely like to spend the first moments in the world with your baby. In this situation, you are entitled to 2 days of special leave with the right to remuneration. To take advantage of it, let your manager know that you intend to do so and submit a special leave request in Workday.
Upon receipt of the request, the HRS team will make the appropriate change in the Workday system. In this case, the employee does not make changes to the system on his own.
In addition to the special leave, each dad after the child birth can also use paternity leave for up to 2 weeks. An adoptive father has the same right for this kind of leave. Paternity leave may also be taken at a later date, but not longer than until the child reaches the age of 1. You can also decide whether to use 2 weeks of leave at one time or to divide it into two 1 week parts... Paternity leave is calculated as 7 or 14 calendar days (including weekends). In order to take advantage of the leave, you need to complete an application for paternity leave and send it to HRS.
You can send the scan of the request to HRS via e-mail, but please remember to also deliver the original document to the mailbox in the Mailroom on the 2nd floor or by post to the following address: MMC Group Services Sp. z o.o., Prosta 68, 00-838 Warsaw, with the annotation "HRS".
LONGER CHILD CARE
If, as a parent, you would like to take advantage of a longer absence from work to take care of your child, you can take over part of the maternity leave from the child's mother (if she resigns from her entitlement after she has taken at least 14 weeks of maternity leave) and from parental or unpaid maternity leave. You can learn more about these leaves in the LEAVE TYPES tab.
Child care allowance for sickness
If your child is sick, you can take sick leave from work. Such an absence is treated by the employer as an unpaid excused absence. For this period, you are entitled to care allowance from the Social Security Office, only if submit a Z-15a form (application for the payment of carer's allowance) to the employer. Depending on the child's age, the maximum period of receiving the allowance in a calendar year may not exceed 60 days (up to the age of 14 of the child) or 14 days (from the moment the child turns 14).
Care allowance for an unforeseen event
If your child is under the age of 8 and as a result of one of the following:
- Close of a nursery, kindergarten, school, etc.,
- Diseases of the other parent, a person who constantly looks after the child or a nanny with whom you have a signed contract,
- You can take advantage of care allowance for the period of your absence from work, only if you submit a Z-15a form (application for payment of care allowance) to the employer. The maximum period of receiving the allowance in a calendar year may not exceed 60 days (which also includes the period of sick leave due to the child's illness).
Days off to look after a healthy child
A working parent of a child under the age of 14 is entitled to two paid days off from work for childcare in each calendar year, which can be used on a daily or hourly basis. The number of children you have does not increase the amount of time off, there are always two days or 16 hours. One of the parents may use the entitlement to the full extent or each of the parents may use half of the quota - in this case, each parent submits a separate declaration to their employer.
Remember that the declaration with the information in which extent you would like to take advantage of this entitlement, must be submitted to the employer every year.