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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.
25 Jul 2019
The legal protections for pregnant women and new mothers are to be extended to six months after they return to...
19 Jul 2019
Parents of premature babies could be entitled to one week of paid leave for every week their baby is in hospital.
11 Jul 2019
A third of people believe parental leave should be shared equally, according to a major survey, while only 12% think...
24 Jun 2019
Theresa May could offer fathers 12 weeks’ paid paternity leave as one of her ’legacy’ policies before she leaves office as Prime Minister.
16 Jun 2019
Almost a quarter (23%) of new fathers did not qualify for statutory paid paternity leave last year, either because they...
31 May 2019
JPMorgan Chase will pay $5m to settle a discrimination claim filed by a male employee in the US
28 May 2019
The Court of Appeal has ruled that employers can enhance maternity pay, while only offering statutory shared parental pay for fathers.
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...