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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.
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...
3 Jan 2020
How much control can employers have over the timing of employees’ annual leave?
Employers with holiday years that run from...
11 Dec 2019
We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...
19 Nov 2019
Only 15 of the organisations in the FTSE 250 are telling job candidates how much paid leave they could expect...
13 Nov 2019
Headline-grabbing proposals can only take us so far. Cultural shifts and changes in shared leave, maternity and paternity benefits are needed before we can truly get to grips with the gender pay gap.
8 Nov 2019
The Labour Party has pledged to increase statutory maternity pay from nine to 12 months as part of a raft...
5 Nov 2019
Should employers give employees the right to be accompanied to meetings under a redundancy procedure?
Such a meeting could ultimately...
30 Oct 2019
Standard Life Aberdeen will offer nine months’ fully paid leave from January.
25 Oct 2019
New parents in Jersey will be offered up to 52 weeks’ leave in new legislation that has been described as...
2 Aug 2019
Amid all the political turmoil in July, employers will be forgiven for missing a flurry of proposed new employment laws...
25 Jul 2019
The legal protections for pregnant women and new mothers are to be extended to six months after they return to...