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With less than nine months to go, the first employees entitled to benefit from shared parental leave will soon be informing their employer of their, or their partner’s, pregnancy.
Shared parental leave webinar
Shared parental leave applies in relation to babies due on or after 5 April 2015. Under the new right, mothers will be able to curtail their maternity leave after two weeks, to enable them or their partner to take paid shared parental leave (there are similar rules for couples adopting).
Employees and their partners will also have the option of taking shared parental leave at the same time.
HR professionals will shortly start receiving queries from staff about shared parental leave and their organisation’s policy on it. How should you answer these queries and what should your organisation be doing now to prepare?
Audrey Williams, partner at law firm Eversheds, joins Personnel Today editor Rob Moss to explain how the shared parental leave rules will work.
Camilla Palmer, chief executive of Your Employment Settlement Service (YESS), which provides affordable legal advice to employees to resolve workplace disputes without litigating, addresses the context and trends of mothers and fathers in the workforce and joins Rob and Audrey for a Q&A session to answer your questions about the new right.
Key questions covered in this 60-minute webinar include:
- How will shared parental leave work?
- Who is eligible for shared parental leave and pay?
- How much shared parental leave can employees take and when?
- How to handle continuous and discontinuous leave requests?
- Will employers that offer enhanced maternity be obliged to also offer enhanced shared parental leave pay?
- Can employees be made redundant while on shared parental leave?
This free 60-minute live webinar also covers getting your organisation’s policies ready for shared parental leave and communicating the new right to managers and employees.
Watch the on-demand recording of this webinar now
Originally broadcast on 15 July 2014.