Proposal for transferable parental leave

3 October 2023 1 min read

The Swedish government has proposed to make it possible for parents to transfer days of parental benefit to another person close to them.

The proposal states that parents with joint custody would be able to transfer 45 days each, while a parent with sole custody would be able to transfer 90 days. A person who has acquired the right to parental benefit through a transfer would be entitled to take leave from his or her employment during the period in which he or she takes such parental benefit.

The amendments are proposed to enter into force on 1 July 2024.