Shared parental leave webinar: Preparing your organisation for the new right

Shared Parental Leave webinar

Available to watch on-demand

With less than nine months to go, the first employees entitled to benefit from shared parental leave will soon be informing their employer of their, or their partner’s, pregnancy.

Shared parental leave webinar

Available on demand

Shared parental leave applies in relation to babies due on or after 5 April 2015. Under the new right, mothers will be able to curtail their maternity leave after two weeks, to enable them or their partner to take paid shared parental leave (there are similar rules for couples adopting).

Employees and their partners will also have the option of taking shared parental leave at the same time.

HR professionals will shortly start receiving queries from staff about shared parental leave and their organisation’s policy on it. How should you answer these queries and what should your organisation be doing now to prepare?

Audrey Williams, partner at law firm Eversheds, joins Personnel Today editor Rob Moss to explain how the shared parental leave rules will work.

Camilla Palmer, chief executive of Your Employment Settlement Service (YESS), which provides affordable legal advice to employees to resolve workplace disputes without litigating, addresses the context and trends of mothers and fathers in the workforce and joins Rob and Audrey for a Q&A session to answer your questions about the new right.

Key questions covered in this 60-minute webinar include:

  • How will shared parental leave work?
  • Who is eligible for shared parental leave and pay?
  • How much shared parental leave can employees take and when?
  • How to handle continuous and discontinuous leave requests?
  • Will employers that offer enhanced maternity be obliged to also offer enhanced shared parental leave pay?
  • Can employees be made redundant while on shared parental leave?

This free 60-minute live webinar also covers getting your organisation’s policies ready for shared parental leave and communicating the new right to managers and employees.

Watch the on-demand recording of this webinar now
Originally broadcast on 15 July 2014.

  • helen

    Hi will this be recorded? I was due to attend but now have an important meeting I cant move but would like to watch this

  • JayOCon

    Am in the same situation as Helen (below) – will there be another opportunity to see this webinar or is there another one planned? Many thanks,

  • Caroline

    Ditto, I will be interviewing, but would like to listen if will be available online or at another time.

  • Helen

    I registered a few weeks ago but cannot access the webinar. Can you please let me know if/how I can join?

  • Gillian

    We are also having the same problem

  • Louise

    No link has been sent even though a couple of us registered..

  • Sally

    I registered but cannot access either..

  • PersonnelToday

    Hi everyone,
    Sorry to those of you who experienced problems accessing the live webinar. This page will be updated by the end of the week with an on-demand version so you can catch-up.
    Every effort is made to ensure our emails reach everyone who registered – sorry they didn’t reach you on this occasion.