The new Directive on work-life balance: towards a new paradigm of family care and equality?

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Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
The new Directive on work-life balance: towards a new paradigm of family care and equality?
Journal
European Law Review
Author(s)
Oliveira Álvaro (co-first), De la Corte-Rodríguez Miguel (co-first), Lütz Fabian (co-first)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
15/06/2020
Language
english
Abstract
This article examines the new Work-Life Balance Directive of June 2019 which aims to
enhance women's participation in employment by increasing the possibilities for men to take
up family-related leave. The Directive includes provisions on paternity leave, nontransferability
and payment of (part of) parental leave, carers’ leave and extended possibilities
for parents and carers to request flexible working arrangements. These provisions will have a
significant impact in most Member States, obliging them to increase paid reserved periods of
child-related leave for both mothers and fathers. The new Directive was one of the initiatives
where the European Pillar of Social Rights has proved to be successful up to now and at the
time of writing was one of only two directives (together with the European Accessibility Act)
the Union adopted since 2010 in the area of equality—which gives food for thought.
Keywords
Work-Life Balance, paternity leave, parental leave, equality, gender equality, flexible working arrangements, social policy
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03/09/2020 7:33
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01/10/2020 15:27
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