Parental Leave 2019

Parental Leave 2019

2019 saw extended unpaid parental leave with the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act, 2019 which extended unpaid parental leave from 18 to 22 weeks and a further extension to 26 weeks' parental leave by 2020.

Under the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 the amount of parental leave that a parent can take has increased from 18 weeks to 26 weeks.

This increase is being phased in over a 2-year period.

• From 1 September 2019, you can take up to 22 weeks parental leave.
• From 1 September 2020, you can take up to 26 weeks parental leave.

Note that this leave is unpaid.

Johnson & Company Solicitors

Orchard House,
Ballinlough Road,
Co Cork.
Eircode: T12 AXT8

Telephone: 021 484 77 71



Johnson and Company’s office is located at Ballinlough Road, just off the Douglas Road in Cork City’s southside.

Our location makes us quickly accessible to clients based in Cork City and County, being close to the city centre, Douglas Road, Booreenmanna Road, South Link Road and South Ring Road. Free parking available to clients in our car park.