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Shared parental leave
Shared parental leave and pay is available to parents of babies due on or after 5 April 2015 and allows 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 May 2019
The government is accused of dragging its feet over protections for new mothers as a private member's bill is introduced in the House of Commons...
20 May 2019
Denmark has some of the most generous parental leave and childcare support schemes in the world. But have these had...
9 May 2019
The Court of Appeal has heard two cases that consider whether it is discriminatory for employers to enhance maternity pay but not shared parental pay
3 May 2019
Support for flexible working should be visible from leadership level to help create “human-sized” jobs that enable a greater work-life...
1 May 2019
Large organisations should be forced to publish retention rates for new mothers returning to the workplace in order to tackle...
16 Apr 2019
With reports citing that only 1% of those eligible took a period of shared parental leave in 2018 it is...
5 Apr 2019
Recent research claimed that top employers’ parental policies are “invisible”, and a number have now publicly committed to publishing their...
5 Apr 2019
Shared parental leave is unaffordable for most working families and should be overhauled, according to the TUC.
Shared parental leave...
3 Apr 2019
Drinks giant Diageo has announced a new policy to offer men and women 52 weeks’ parental leave with the first...
19 Mar 2019
A number of employers including Asos, IBM, Lidl and Facebook are completely ‘invisible’ when it comes to publicising their support...
18 Mar 2019
LinkedIn has claimed to have revealed evidence of a “disconnect” between employers and employees over the issue of flexible work, as most working parents feel their employers are not fully open about their parental policies.
8 Mar 2019
On International Women’s Day, Lauren Touré looks at how encouraging men to share parental responsibilities can have a profound effect on female career progression.
1 Feb 2019
How should employers deal with overtime when calculating holiday pay? Does it make a difference if the overtime is voluntary,...
1 Feb 2019
The number of business-related laws passed in 2018 fell by 27%, according to research by Thomson Reuters. With civil service...