On 1 January 2018, new provisions regarding leave for family reasons when your child is ill entered into force. The amount of leave is now depending on the child's age.
The number of days of leave is:
- 12 days of leave per child if the child is less than 4 years old;
- 18 days of leave per child if the child is between 4 and less than 13 years old;
- 5 days of leave per child if the child is between 13 and up to 18 years of age and provided the child is hospitalised.
As a matter of fact, for each dependent child, every parent, whether a salaried worker, an apprentice or a self-employed, is entitled to a certain number of days of leave for family reasons, with full pay, if the child's state of health requires their presence in case of:
- a seriousness illness;
- an accident;
- any other compelling health reason.