Employment law blog

Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 has now come into force which will enable employees who have babies due on or after 5 April 2015 to share up to one year’s leave.

The Regulations will allow mothers to shorten their maternity leave and pay and they can then share the remaining parental leave with their partner. This means that couples can now either spend valuable time off as a family, or the mother can return to work before the year’s leave has finished, or parents can take leave in blocks.  This is quite a radical shake up to the Maternity/Paternity leave.