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On the 30th May 2017, new Regulations came into force – Leave for Medically Assisted Procreation National Standard Order (S.L. 452.114).

The Regulations grant a period of paid leave to employees who undergo the process of medically assisted procreation. The prospective parents shall be entitled to 100 hours of leave with full pay between them, which leave is to be paid by the employer. The entitlement to one hundred hours of leave for medically assisted procreation with full pay shall be granted for every process of medically assisted procreation, up to a maximum of three processes. The ‘receiving person’ shall be entitled to 60 hours of leave whereas the other prospective parent shall be entitled to forty hours of leave.

Employees wishing to avail themselves of this leave shall notify the employer in writing of the dates when the leave will be availed of, which notification is to include a written certification by the medical practitioner in charge of the procedure. 

This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Christine Calleja.