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Guidance: Government and Acas issue guidance on new shared parental leave and pay

The government and Acas have both published online guidance on new shared parental leave and pay rules for parents of babies due (or adopted) on or after 5 April 2015.

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The new rules will allow a mother and father to share up to 50 weeks' shared parental leave between them, and 37 weeks' pay. The government guide contains sections on eligibility, entitlement, starting shared parental leave, blocks of leave and record keeping.

The Acas guidance summarises the new rules and gives practical guidance on developing a shared parental leave policy, the request process and communications with parents regarding the possible outcomes following a request.

Operative date
April 2015

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