A note on employees' statutory entitlement to parental leave, and the legal and practical issues which arise in relation to the implementation of a non-statutory parental leave scheme.
NOTE: With effect from 8 March 2013 the total amount of parental leave that an employee is entitled to take in respect of a child increased from 13 to 18 weeks, when the Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/283) came into force.
Jon Heuvel, partner and Joint Head of Employment, Penningtons Solicitors LLP
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