Shared parental leave – an employer’s guide

Shared parental leave - an employer's guideShared 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 and pay – equalising opportunities?

With reports citing that only 1% of those eligible took a period of shared parental leave in 2018 it is...

Why it’s time to compel all employers to publish parental policies

Recent research claimed that top employers’ parental policies are “invisible”, and a number have now publicly committed to publishing their...

Shared parental leave should be ‘overhauled’

Shared parental leave is unaffordable for most working families and should be overhauled, according to the TUC.

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Diageo announces six months’ paid parental leave

Drinks giant Diageo has announced a new policy to offer men and women 52 weeks’ parental leave with the first...

Top employers’ support for working parents is “invisible”

A number of employers including Asos, IBM, Lidl and Facebook are completely ‘invisible’ when it comes to publicising their support...

‘Business lacks transparency over parental support’

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. 

Men’s parental leave is key to women’s progression

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.

Top 10 HR questions January 2019: Holiday pay, overtime and tax on exit payments

How should employers deal with overtime when calculating holiday pay? Does it make a difference if the overtime is voluntary,...

How has Brexit impacted employment legislation?

The number of business-related laws passed in 2018 fell by 27%, according to research by Thomson Reuters. With civil service...

Flexible working

Flexible working has plateaued, study finds

The number of people using flexible working arrangements has flatlined since 2010, despite the right to request flexibility being extended...

Six employment law decisions that will shape 2019

Which employment law decisions will shape 2019? We outline six of the most significant cases in the pipeline – from...

The 10 most important employment law cases in 2018

As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what...

Five things to know about family leave in 2019

The area of family rights will continue to be a hot topic in 2019, both in terms of new cases...

What should employers consider when publishing parental leave and pay policies?

The government said in October that it plans to consult on the former employment relations minister Jo Swinson’s bill to...

2019 statutory pay rates revealed

The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay...

Two thirds of dads take six months’ shared parental leave at Aviva

Enhancing shared parental pay to the same level as maternity pay has been shown to help lead to a dramatically...

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