In this article, you can find information about how to plan parental leave for a certain period of time for your employee.
Since 1997, parental leave gives parents the opportunity to work less for a period of time. The most important characteristic of parental leave is that, in many cases, there should not be any leave build-up during the employee’s absence, contrary to maternity leave.
To apply this type of leave, you have to create two new contract rules in the edit employee screen. One contract rule serves to start the leave period and the second serves to end the leave period.
Attention! If you should ever need to change a contract, you should always add a new contract rule instead of editing or deleting one! – When you change a contract rule, the change will influence the entire period for which the contract rule applies. This could then also have a retroactive effect if the contract rule started in the past!
Adapt the contract
Contracts can be changed in the screen below, by adding a new contract rule. This can be done by selecting ‘new’.
After you have selected ‘new’, the following screen will appear:
A number of options appears. Depending on what needs to be changed about the contract, you can apply one or more of the following changes:
- Takes effect on; Fill in the starting date of the paternal leave here. This means that the changes entered below will take effect from that date onwards.
- Employment; This will remain the same as before the paternal leave. Select the same employment as was used before the employee took parental leave.
- Schedule; Select the schedule that applies during the period of parental leave here. If the right schedule is not given as an option, you can create a new schedule as follows: ‘Master data’ ⇒ ‘Schedules’ ⇒ ‘insert’.
- Percentage; Enter the percentage this employee will be working during the period of parental leave, as compared to a full-time employment. The percentage applies to the employment. The number of leave days will be calculated based on the employment selected and the percentage this employee will be working.
- Reason; A reason for the contract change can be added here, for example: Parental leave.
Lastly, the original contract rule has to be re-applied as it was before the employee took parental leave. Again, do this by selecting ‘new’, and entering all the original data. The contract rules should look something like this: