If an employee intends to return early from adoption leave is the employee required to give notice of this?

Yes, an employee who intends to return to work early from adoption leave must give at least eight weeks' notice of the date on which he or she intends to return.

If an employee attempts to return early without giving the required notice, the employer can postpone his or her return to a date that secures at least eight weeks' notice, but cannot postpone the return to a date that is after the original return date.