2003 - Act 2003-1199 of 18 December 2003

Policy Field: 
Family & Children
Topic: 
Leave Schemes for Parents
Country: 
Major Implications of the Reform: 

A new system of parental leave payment (Complément de Libre Choix d'Activité) is introduced, with the possibility for parents to reduce or cease their professional activity. Payment compensation for six months after the birth of a first child is introduced for the first time. The same payment can be received for three years in case of a second or higher-order birth.