Fathers to Share Parental Leave

The government has published the final details of its proposals to allow fathers to share parental leave and statutory pay.  From April 2015, once a new mother has taken her compulsory two-weeks off to recover from the birth of her baby, the remaining 50 weeks may be split between both parents. The Present System Currently … Read more

Parental Leave

The Right to Parental Leave The right to parental leave applies to all employees with a minimum of one year’s service who have parental responsibility.  The right comes to an end on the child’s fifth birthday or, in the case of an adopted child, the fifth anniversary of adoption.   The right is extended to age … Read more

Nick Clegg unveils government plans for flexible parental leave

Employment law is in the headlines again as Nick Clegg outlined Coalition plans to enact legislation which would allow parents to take flexible parental leave between them depending upon their personal circumstances. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) also sets out the results of its consultation process on flexible working hours for all … Read more