Parental leave increases from three to four months

Implementation date: 8 March 2013

The Parental Leave Directive (2010/18/EU) (PDF format, 743K) (on the Europa website) repeals and replaces the Parental Leave Directive (96/34/EC). The Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/283) (on the UK legislation website) make the relevant changes to UK legislation, including increasing the permitted period of parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child from three to four months. The right to request flexible working is extended to agency workers returning from a period of parental leave.
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