The measure was put in place because it is believed that it will give a better start in a baby’s life and allow the father to participate in the arrival of the new family member and facilitate the sharing of household chores.
Employers cannot deny this leave to their employees, and self-employed workers will lose their entitlement to paternity leave benefits if they do not stop working for seven days after birth.
The remaining 21 days are optional, but must be taken within six months of birth. They can be taken directly after the first seven days or later and can be divided into two parts. Each game must last at least five days.
For multiple births, the remaining 28 days can be divided into three parts.
The employee must inform his employer at least one month before the expected date of birth and must also give one month’s notice for each additional portion he chooses to take. He must also inform the Caisse Primaire Assurance Maladie (Cpam), and send a copy of the birth certificate, as well as proof of his filiation with the mother, paternity being open not only to biological fathers but also to partners of the birth. mother.
A micro-entrepreneur must inform the Cpam, and send a copy of the birth certificate, and proof of his relationship with the mother.
For an employee, the first three days after birth are called birth leave and are paid by the employer and the rest by social security. The amount you receive depends on your salary and is capped at € 89.03 per day.
Self-employed workers receive a daily allowance from social security. The amount set on January 1, 2021 was € 56.35 per day. This is reduced to € 5.63 per day if you earn less than € 4,046.40 per year.
You must declare on your honor that you will cease all professional activity during your leave.
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