Parental leave

A note on employees' statutory entitlement to up to 18 weeks' unpaid parental leave per child, and the legal and practical issues which arise in relation to the implementation of a non-statutory parental leave scheme.

This note does not cover the right to shared parental leave and pay on the birth or adoption of a child (effective from April 2015). For information on the new right, see Practice note, Shared parental leave.

Practical Law Employment with Jon Heuvel, Penningtons Manches LLP

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