Check that an employee's adoption leave/pay notice complies with the requirements in relation to an adoption from overseas

Key points

  • To exercise his or her right to statutory adoption leave, an employee who is adopting from overseas must give the employer notice containing information about the timing of the adoption process within a set time frame, following receipt of the official notification relating to the adoption.
  • In addition, the employee must give the employer separate notice of when he or she wishes the adoption leave to start, and, following the child's entry into Great Britain, must inform the employer of the date of entry.
  • To exercise his or her right to statutory adoption pay, the employee's notice must include additional specified information and a declaration that the employee has chosen to receive statutory adoption pay and not statutory paternity pay.

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