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Webinar: Shared parental leave

Audrey Williams Camilla Palmer

With fewer than nine months to go, the first employees entitled to benefit from shared parental leave will soon be informing their employer of their, or their partner's, pregnancy.

Shared parental leave applies in relation to babies due on or after 5 April 2015. Under the new right, mothers will be able to curtail their maternity leave after two (or four) weeks, to enable them or their partner to take paid shared parental leave. There are similar rules for couples adopting.

Audrey Williams (pictured above, right), partner at law firm Eversheds, and Camilla Palmer (pictured below, right), chief executive of Your Employment Settlement Service (YESS), join Personnel Today editor Rob Moss to explain how the shared parental leave rules will work.

Key questions covered in this 60-minute webinar include:

  • How will shared parental leave work?
  • Who is eligible for shared parental leave and pay?
  • How much shared parental leave can employees take and when?
  • How to handle continuous and discontinuous leave requests?
  • Will employers that offer enhanced maternity be obliged to also offer enhanced shared parental leave pay?
  • Can employees be made redundant while on shared parental leave?