Working-life out-of-balance?

Melanie Hack has published an article on legal responses in the EU and Norway to parenthood and caregiving in times of crisis.

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RESEARCH: Associate professor Melanie Hack explores the relationship between national law and EU law.
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In view of the current societal challenges related to digitization and demographic change, the article analyses the European Union’s Work-life Balance Directive 2019/1158. The key focus rests on parental and carer’s leave and what legal protection this essential factor is granted.

As Norway is not an EU member and was a global forerunner in introducing the right to paternity leave and also established extensive protection against discrimination, the article discusses the WLB-Directive against Norwegian legislation.

The article is published in the journal Diritto Lavori Mercati International, and is available open access here. The research is connected to the LaW-BALANCE project lead by Melanie Hack.