The future of maternity leave in Spain is in the balance.
In a new report, Next BigFuture explores the impact that the new law, which is being debated by the Spanish parliament, is having on the workforce.
The study’s authors say it will be up to the European Union and the EU Member States to decide how to respond.
In fact, the EU is considering a proposal that could make the EU-wide law in place by 2021.
The new law also has a provision for up to six months of paid maternity leave.
It will come into force in 2019, but many workers, including young mothers, will be able to take advantage of it until the end of 2020.
If you want to know more, you can read the full report in Spanish here.