Maternity and Parental Leave etc and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 come into force
Implementation date: 1 October 2008
The Regulations have effect in relation to an employee whose expected week of childbirth begins on or after 5 October 2008, an employee whose child is expected to be placed with him for adoption on or after that date or, in cases of overseas adoption, an adopter whose child enters Northern Ireland on or after the same date. The Regulations remove distinctions between the rights of employees on ordinary maternity leave and those of employees on additional maternity leave. Distinctions between the rights of employees on ordinary adoption leave and those of employees on additional adoption leave are also removed. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.