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Shared Parental Leave : Episode 12

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Shared Parental Leave

In this episode #12 of the Podcast I discuss the changes that became law on the 1st December 2014 in respect of the new rights to shared parental leave.  The changes will effect all employers and you could be receiving notices of shared parental leave from as early as January 2015 for children due to be born or adopted after the 5th April 2015.

The shared parental leave regime is fairly complicated with various different scenarios that could occur, and so it is important to be proactive and to understand your obligations as an employer as soon as possible. If you listen to this episode of the Podcast it will give you a good start.

Particularly you will learn….

  • When the new regime actually begins.
  • Why it has been introduced.
  • What will happen to traditional maternity, adoption and paternity leave rights.
  • Employee eligibility to take leave.
  • Information that an employee is required to give.
  • How shared parental leave pay will work.
  • When the shared parental leave can be taken.
  • Possible issues and problems that could arise.

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