Belgium: Changes to parental and thematic leave
Belgium has introduced a new law that provides employees with greater flexibility for parental and thematic leave. The changes are as follows:
- Parents working full time may now take a leave option to work at 10 percent, or 1/10 of their normal working hours
- Full-time parental leave can be divided into weekly periods
- Half-time parental leave can be divided into monthly periods
- Full-time leave for medical assistance may be split into weekly periods
Changes are set to take effect from 1 June 2019.