If an employer pays enhanced maternity pay, must it also enhance pay to employees on shared parental leave? 2. Can both parents take shared parental leave at the same time? 3. What should an employer do if it receives more than one statutory flexible working request at around the same time and cannot accommodate all of them? 4. Are parents entitled to shared parental leave if their baby is due before 5 April 2015 but is born on or after that date? 5. Must an employee provide a reason when making a statutory request for flexible working? 6.If an employer pays enhanced maternity pay, must it also enhance pay to employees on shared parental leave? This seems to be the question that is causing most concern to employers preparing for the introduction of shared parental leave regulations. Other FAQs in the list of most popular questions on XpertHR last month include additional questions on shared parental leave and on the extension of the right to request flexible working. FAQs on fixed-term contracts and TUPE also feature in the top 10. 1.