Armenian Parliament Officially Introduces Paternity Leave.

Today, on September 16, the Armenian Parliament voted 116 to 1 today to approve amendments to the Labor Code of the Republic of Armenia.

The bill allows fathers to take a five-day paternity leave within 30 days after the birth of the child. The bill which was introduced by several My Step Alliance MP’s will also benefit mothers. Employers will not be allowed to change the working conditions of mothers of newborns or fire them before the child turns 1.

The new labor laws will be effective starting January 1, 2021.

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