Royal Decree Law 5/2023, adopting and extending certain measures to respond to the economic and social consequences of the war in Ukraine, to support the reconstruction of the island of Palma and other situations of vulnerability; transposing European Union directives on structural changes in commercial companies and reconciling family and working life for parents and carers; and on the implementation and enforcement of European Union law


The second book of this law transposes Directive (EU) 2019/1158 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on the reconciliation of the family and working life of parents and careers and repealing Council Directive 2010/18/EU. The principles of gender equality and work-life balance are behind this transposition, which goes beyond the establishment of leave and gives special relevance to the adaptation of working conditions, strongly introducing the dimension of co-responsibility. The Royal Decree establishes a new framework that requires certainty in the knowledge and exercise of working time rights related to the rights to care for minors and dependents.