An employee who adopts a child through an approved adoption agency is entitled to up to 52 weeks’ adoption leave from day one of his or her employment.

Shared parental leave enables adopters to commit to ending their adoption leave and pay at a future date, and to share the untaken balance of leave and pay as shared parental leave and pay with their partner. Shared parental leave is available in relation to employees having a child placed for adoption with them on or after 5 April 2015.

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New statutory pay rates for maternity, paternity, shared parental leave, adoption and sickness

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The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay...

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Family-friendly rights: a whistle-stop tour

23 Jun 2017

Shared parental leave has been in the press again of late, with a new father winning a sex discrimination claim...

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Enhancing family-friendly pay: pros and cons for employers

16 Jun 2017

Whether or not to enhance pay during maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental leave is a perennial dilemma for employers....

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April 2017: nine key employment law changes

10 Apr 2017

Are you up to date with all this month's employment law changes? We round the nine most important legislative...

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Singapore employment law: what changes are coming in 2017?

5 Dec 2016

To attract overseas business investment, Singapore has concluded an international network of trade agreements. Changes to Singapore employment law in...

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Statutory maternity pay and sick pay: 2017/18 rates announced

28 Nov 2016

The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay...

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Maternity, paternity and shared (grand)parental leave webinar

2 Sep 2016

ON DEMAND |What do employers need to consider when an employee or an employee's partner has a baby? Parental rights in recent years have been broadened to include the mother’s ...

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Explaining in a written statement why an employee has been dismissed raises numerous issues

Q&A: Providing a written statement of reasons for dismissal

11 Mar 2016

Some employees have an automatic right to a written statement of reasons for dismissal, others are entitled only if they...

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Statutory maternity pay and sick pay frozen for 2016/17

27 Nov 2015

Statutory maternity pay and statutory sick pay rates will not rise in 2016. The Government has proposed no annual increase...

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Shared parental leave and overseas adoption: what are the key differences with UK adoptions?

Shared parental leave and overseas adoption: five key differences

22 Apr 2015

Many employers will now have their procedures in place to deal with shared parental leave in a birth situation, and...

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Parents previously ineligible for ordinary parental leave, with children over five, have become eligible again

Ordinary parental leave from April 2015: what employers need to know

13 Apr 2015

With all the focus on shared parental leave, employers may have missed changes to entitlement to “ordinary” parental leave that...

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Adoption and shared parental leave: eight steps for employers

2 Apr 2015

Many employers will now have their shared parental leave policy to cover birth situations in place. But how does shared...

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April 2015 changes: time off for adoption appointments

2 Apr 2015

While shared parental leave and pay has dominated coverage of the April 2015 employment law changes, the introduction of the...

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