The introduction of shared parental leave from April 2015 marks a radical change in the family leave landscape and affects all employers. Parents will be able to share up to 50 weeks leave between them. They can take this leave at the same time or separately, and can choose to intersperse periods of work and leave. This unprecedented level of flexibility will inevitably throw up operational challenges.
Our seminar translates the numerous regulatory requirements so that you can confidently manage the shared parental leave process from start to finish. We will explain how the new right fits with your other legal obligations, address tricky issues - such as whether to enhance pay for shared parental leave above the statutory minimum - and explore the circumstances in which you can safely reject a request.
To round up we will step back to consider whether shared parental leave will be a gateway to a more gender-neutral approach to the work-life balance.