An employee with three or more children, the youngest of whom is under 14 years old, will be able to take leave without queue and at any convenient time – this initiative was made by the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia.
Recall that in 2018, the state provided large families with an unscheduled leave benefit. But the age of all children is limited to 12 years. The purpose of the law is a more active participation of parents in the upbringing of children and the combination of the leisure time of both spouses.
However, in practice, not everything is so rosy for those large families in which at least one child has reached the age of more than 12 years. In this case, the employee is already deprived of the benefits of taking a vacation at any time of the year
As explained in the FNPS, this suggests that the adopted norm is discriminatory. After all, children over 12 do not cease to be children and also need the attention of their parents. Therefore, the experts of the organization consider it necessary to amend the legislation – to provide employees with three or more children with the opportunity to take leave at their request at a convenient time until the youngest of the children reaches 14 years old.