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Guidance: Government guidance on new time off rights for fathers-to-be

Statutory paternity pay entitlement is changing. Employers will welcome new guidance on rights to time off for fathers-to-be and partners of pregnant women. The new laws came into force on 1 October 2014.

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This update was published in Legal Alert – October 2014

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The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has produced a free guide for employers containing Frequently Asked Questions on the new rights.

These include questions such as Who can take the unpaid time off?, Is there a qualifying requirement? and How much time can the person accompanying the expectant mother take off?

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Download the free guide from the GOV.UK website

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