Benefits & Requirements
Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries
All employed mothers are eligible for maternity leave, including workers with temporary contracts, if the contract lasts at least three months. Self-employed people qualify for maternity benefit on the same conditions as employees
Does this law guarantee job security throughout pregnancy for women holding all types of working contracts?
Weeks of maternity leave prior to childbirth guaranteed by the State stated in this document
In total 140 calendar days: 30-70 days can be taken before the date of birth. If less than 30 days leave is taken before the expected birth, leave is shortened accordingly.
Weeks of maternity leave after childbirth guaranteed by the State stated in this document
70 calendar days after the childbirth
Amount of the contribution granted
The amount of maternity leave benefit is 100% of average earnings (calculated on employment in the previous calendar year). There is no ceiling to the benefit.
Read the Law
Original full text source in native language
Riigi Teataja (State Gazette) RT I 2009, 5, 35
Original full text web source in native language
Secondary Literature & Sources
Nagy Andrea: A házassági perek szabályozása az 1894. évi XXXI. Tc. hatályba lépését követően. (The regulation of matrimonial litigation after the entering into force of the Act 31 of 1894) in.: Sectio Juridica et Politica Miskolc; 2007. Tomus XXV/2. 635-654. http://www.matarka.hu/koz/ISSN_0866-6032/tomus_25_2_2007/ISSN_0866-6032_tomus_25_2_2007_635-654.pdf
Heinz Ervin: Népesedéspolitikai intézkedések 1945 előtt. (Population policy measures before 1945) in: Demográfia 2000/4. 477-498. http://www.demografia.hu/letoltes/kiadvanyok/Demografia/2000_4/Heinz.pdf; Herger, Eszter Cs.
The Introduction of Secular Divorce Law in Hungary, 1895-1918: Social and Legal Consequences for Women Journal on European History of Law 2/2012 138-148 p.