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What are the different types of family leave?

The different types of family leave are

  • pregnancy leave
  • special pregnancy leave
  • maternity and paternity leave (when the child was born before 4 September 2022)
  • parental leave
  • partial parental leave
  • child care leave
  • partial child care leave
  • temporary child care leave
  • absence for compelling family-related reasons
  • absence to care for a family member or other close relative

Check the collective agreement that your workplace complies with to see what it stipulates on paid family leaves.

Kela’s website has comprehensive information on family leaves and various types of financial benefits: