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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.
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...
14 Jan 2019
The number of people using flexible working arrangements has flatlined since 2010, despite the right to request flexibility being extended...
11 Jan 2019
Which employment law decisions will shape 2019? We outline six of the most significant cases in the pipeline – from...
11 Jan 2019
As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what...
10 Jan 2019
The area of family rights will continue to be a hot topic in 2019, both in terms of new cases...
18 Dec 2018
The government said in October that it plans to consult on the former employment relations minister Jo Swinson’s bill to...
26 Nov 2018
The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay...
20 Nov 2018
Enhancing shared parental pay to the same level as maternity pay has been shown to help lead to a dramatically...
22 Oct 2018
The government is exploring the possibility of a new law requiring employers with more than 250 employees to publish details...
27 Sep 2018
Ten major employers have agreed to publish their parental leave and pay policies online.
Parental leave and pay
12 Sep 2018
The charity Working Families has published a list of the UK’s most family-friendly workplaces.
The top ten employers include banks,...