New maternity leave pay for independents in France

Paid maternity leave for independent workers has been lengthened so that it now covers the same number of weeks as for salaried employees.

The minimum duration is eight weeks but it can be taken for up to 16 weeks. Before this year, micro-entrepreneurs and other self-employed workers were entitled to only 10 weeks in total.

Leave has to start two weeks before the birth due date and the claimant must stop work entirely for at least ...

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