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Shared parental leave
In April 2015, shared parental leave and pay was made available to parents, allowing eligible women to curtail their right to maternity leave to enable their partner to take shared parental leave. Eligible parents can share 50 weeks’ leave and 37 weeks’ pay. Similar rules will apply for adoptive parents.
This pages list all content on shared parental leave in date order. Our employer’s guide to shared parental leave features selected content to help employers manage the regulations and help make key decisions around enhancing pay and dealing with requests for discontinuous leave.
21 Oct 2020
What stereotypes need to be broken down before working mothers can achieve a level playing field?
16 Oct 2020
Approximately 2.6 million parents feel they have been treated less fairly at work because of their childcare responsibilities since the...
5 Oct 2020
As we prepare to celebrate the Personnel Today Awards in November, it’s time to showcase those organisations that made the...
1 Oct 2020
Ten years ago, the Equality Act 2010 consolidated discrimination laws into a single piece of legislation. We highlight 10 key...
9 Sep 2020
Calls to extend parental leave and pay for families because of the Covid-19 pandemic have been rejected by the government,...
7 Sep 2020
Although the use of shared parental leave increased by 23 percentage points last year only 13,100 couples applied to use the scheme.
6 Jul 2020
Employers warned they could lose out on the best talent if they do not include transparency over family friendly working arrangements.
27 Apr 2020
Furloughed workers taking parental or adoption leave will receive parental or adoption pay based on their usual earnings, not the...
22 Apr 2020
Five years after its introduction, the number of fathers claiming shared parental leave has increased by over two thirds since...
6 Apr 2020
Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines....
11 Mar 2020
A quarter of mothers do not return to the same employer after maternity leave because they feel the organisation’s practices...
18 Feb 2020
A highly anticipated case to test whether it is discriminatory for employers to enhance maternity pay while not doing the...
12 Feb 2020
Almost two-fifths of employees who plan to have children in the future expect to take shared parental leave – a...
10 Jan 2020
Brexit seemed to put the brakes on progress for family-friendly rights last year, but 2020 and beyond could see some...