Parental Leave (EU Directive) (Maternity and Parental Leave) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 come into force

Implementation date: 8 March 2013

The Regulations increase the permitted period of parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child from 13 weeks to 18 weeks, pursuant to the Parental Leave Directive (2010/18/EU) (PDF format, 743K) (on the Europa website). They are consistent with Regulations made in Great Britain. The Regulations can be viewed on the UK legislation website.