The scope and objective of the Act on Maternity/Paternity Leave and Parental Leave
In Article 1, of Act No. 144/2020 on Maternity/Paternity and Parental Leave (ffl), it is stipulated that the Act applies to:
- Parents’ rights to maternity/paternity leave and parental leave in the domestic labour market. It applies to parents who are employees or self-employed.
- Parents’ rights to maternity/paternity grant not participating in the labour market or in an employment ratio less than 25% and studying full-time.
In Article 2, of the Act, it is stipulated that the objective of this Act is:
- To ensure that the child spends time with both parents
- It is also the aim of the Act to make it possible for parents to combine work and family commitments.
The English translation of the Act on Maternity/Paternity Leave and Parental Leave, No. 144/2020 (Lög um fæðingar- og foreldraorlof nr. 144/2020). You are advised that in cases where the Icelandic and English versions differ, the updated Icelandic version is correct.