Parental leave with allowance for those with children under the age of 14, smart working for those with children under the age of 16, baby sitter bonus of 100 euros per week for some categories of workers. The decree passed by the Council of Ministers, with the new squeeze against covid, allocates 290 million euros for tools to support families, who will be forced to deal with the closure of the school in the large red zone. the right to smartworking and the baby sitter bonus are included in the decree that we have just approved in the Council of Ministers “.
“This is 290 million euros to cope with the difficulties of families, following the new restrictive measures that are necessary to counter the spread of Covid-19. Protecting female workers is a priority, together with the right of minors to be accompanied in this phase of resumption of distance learning. The leave will be retroactive from January 1, 2021 and paid at 50% under the age of 14. From 14 to 16 they will be usable without pay “, says the Minister for Equal Opportunities, Elena Bonetti . According to the note of the CDM, “in cases of suspension of school activities or of infection or quarantine of children, employee parents will be able to take advantage of partially paid leave”.
“We have also reintroduced the right to smart working for those with children under the age of 16. For self-employed workers, health workers and law enforcement agencies, we have provided a babysitter bonus of up to € 100 per week. These are necessary and necessary measures. to concretely support families and all the children and young people of our country “, he adds. The contribution for the payment of babysitting services is valid until 30 June 2021.