Shared parental leave and pay is available to parents of babies due on or after 5 April 2015.
It allows women to curtail their maternity leave to enable their partner to take shared parental leave (SPL).
Parents can share 50 weeks’ leave and 37 weeks’ pay, with similar rules for adoptive parents. Here we present in-depth guidance on SPL for employers.
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Shared parental leave – external resources
A good practice guide for employers and employees (719kB PDF)
SPL summary process (68kB PDF)
Shared parental leave and pay: employer guide
Shared parental leave and pay: employers’ technical guide
The Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014
SPL policy (children expected to be born on or after 5 April 2015)
Letter explaining to employees the new right to SPL
Letter explaining to managers the new right to SPL
SPL contract clause