New rights to allow parents to share leave following the birth or adoption of their child have now become law as of 1st December 2014.
The new rules mean that couples with babies due, or children matched or placed for adoption, after 5 April 2015 will enable, after an initial two weeks, up to 50 weeks of leave and 37 weeks of pay to be shared.
So what does this mean to you as an employer?
Who is entitled to Shared Parental Leave (ShPL)?
To qualify a mother must:
Mother must also have a partner who:
A father/partner intending to take SPL must:
Have a partner who is the mother who:
Getting your head around the implications of Shared Parental Leave can be challenging. HRizon are on hand to help, contact us to find out how.