Maternity and Parental Leave etc and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2006 come into force

Implementation date: 1 October 2006

The Regulations amend provisions relating to statutory maternity leave and adoption leave. The amendments, which apply to an employee whose expected week of childbirth is on or after 1 April 2007 or whose child is expected to be placed for adoption with him or her on or after 1 April 2007, include removing the additional length of service qualifying condition for additional maternity leave, so that an employee who qualifies for ordinary maternity leave will also now qualify for additional maternity leave and entitling an employer to make 'reasonable contact' with an employee while he or she is on adoption or maternity leave. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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