Shared parental leave regulations come into force

Implementation date: 1 December 2014

The Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 set out the qualification requirements for shared parental leave and the Maternity and Adoption Leave (Curtailment of Statutory Rights to Leave) Regulations 2014 allow eligible women to curtail their right to maternity leave to enable their partner to take shared parental leave. Shared parental leave is available to parents of children due on or after 5 April 2015 and to adoptive parents of children placed for adoption on or after that date.