Shared Parental Leave System

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The UK Government has announced its plans to let parents share leave for a year after a child is born. The change is designed to challenge the old-fashioned assumption that the mother will always be the parent that stays at home.

The current entitlement to 52 weeks of maternity leave (39 weeks’ paid) will remain the default position for all employed women, as will the two-week period of compulsory maternity leave. However, if parents wish to move on to the new system of shared parental leave (“SPL”), the Government proposes that qualifying parents will be able to share between them up to 50 weeks of leave and 37 weeks of pay (that is, everything other than the compulsory maternity leave period).

Originally published in C S R • January 29, 2013.

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Topics:  Employee Rights, Maternity Leave, Paternity, UK

Published In: Labor & Employment Updates

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