Can keeping-in-touch days be taken as half days?
Where an employee is adopting two children, will he or she be entitled to two periods of adoption leave?
Must keeping-in-touch days be taken in a two-week block, or can they be taken as separate days?
What process should employers follow to cover the work of an employee on additional paternity or parental leave?
If an employee intends to return early from additional paternity leave is the employee obliged to inform the employer?
If an employee does not intend to return to work after additional paternity leave is the employee required to give notice?
If an employee does not return to work from additional paternity leave, does the employer have to pay the employee in lieu of annual leave accrued during the paternity leave?
Does an employee have the right to return to the same job after additional paternity leave?
Where an employee takes ordinary or additional paternity leave followed immediately by more than four weeks' parental leave, is he entitled to return to his original job?
Can an employee who is absent due to sickness in the months immediately after the birth or adoption of a child take paid ordinary paternity leave at a later date?
Which employees are entitled to statutory adoption leave?
Where a couple are adopting a child can they both take statutory adoption leave?
Will a step-parent who adopts his or her partner's child qualify for statutory adoption leave?
How much statutory adoption leave is an employee entitled to take?
The Paternity and Adoption Leave
Regulations 2002 (SI 2002/2788) state that an employee's entitlement to adoption leave will
not be affected by the placement of more than one child as part of the same
arrangement. Where more than one child is placed with an employee as part of
the same placement (eg twins or siblings of different ages) the employee will be
entitled to only one period of adoption leave.
However, if another child is
placed with the employee soon after the placement of the first child (ie a new placement under a separate matching certificate), provided that the
employee satisfies the qualifying conditions, he or she will be entitled to
another period of adoption leave. In these circumstances, the adoption leave relating to the second child will supercede the first period of leave. For example, if the second period of leave begins one month after the first period, the first period will come to an end after one month and the employee will be entitled to a further 52 weeks' adoption leave from that point.
If the employee qualifies for statutory adoption pay in relation to both children, the adoption pay relating to the first child is not brought to an end by entitlement to adoption pay relating to the second child. The employee will be entitled to two payments during any weeks where the two periods of adoption pay entitlement overlap.
Do employees have a statutory right to time off work prior to the commencement of adoption leave to attend placement meetings?
What qualifying service is necessary for statutory adoption leave?
When can an employee begin his or her statutory adoption leave?
Will an employee be paid during statutory adoption leave?
When is an employee entitled to receive statutory adoption pay?
For how long is statutory adoption pay payable?
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