Parental Leave: What you need to know (and do)

On 1 December 2014 the legal framework surrounding family leave will radically change with the introduction of the new shared parental leave regulations.

The new legislation applies to babies born or adopted on or after 5 April 2015 and is designed around the modern family. Mothers and fathers will be able to share up to 50 weeks maternity leave, taking their leave in interchangeable blocks separately or together.

Hannah Ford, senior associate in the employment team at Stevens & Bolton LLP, looks into the likely impact the new regulations will have on both expectant parents and employers alike, in an article feature today in Real Business.

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