On 5 July 2018, Peru’s changes to paternity leave law (Law 30807, ‘Amendment to Law 29409, granting the Right to Paternity Leave to Employees in the Public and Private Sector’) were published in the Official Gazette, El Peruano. The modifications to paternity leave entitlement are as follows:
Paternity leave will start on the date chosen by the employee from one of these alternatives:
If the mother dies during childbirth or during maternity leave, the father will take over the mother’s leave entitlement.
Employees who make use of the new paternity leave provisions will also have the right to use their annual holiday leave from the day after paternity leave ends. If they wish to extend their absence from work by using annual leave, this must be communicated to their employer at least 15 calendar days before the probable date of birth.