Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 come into force
Implementation date: 1 October 2006
The Regulations amend provisions relating to adoption leave in the Paternity and Adoption Leave Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002. The amendments, which apply to an employee whose child is expected to be placed for adoption with him or her on or after 1 April 2007, include extending the period of notice that an employee is required to give to an employer of his or her intention to return to work before the end of the additional adoption leave from 28 days to eight weeks; and entitling an employer to make 'reasonable contact' with an employee while he or she is on adoption leave. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.