Categories:Employment,Family,UK

Shared parental leave — further details announced

The government has announced how the new system of shared parental leave will work when it comes into force in April 2015. The announcement followed an eight-month consultation process.

Under the new scheme, mothers will be able to commit to ending their maternity leave and maternity pay at a date in the future, with the intention of sharing the untaken balance of leave and pay with their partner. Qualifying earnings and length of service criteria will apply and each parent must meet these criteria in their own right…

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