Paternity Leave Policy

Paternity Leave Policy

Why do employers need policies and procedures?

There are many reasons why an employer needs to have a suite of professionally drafted, legally compliant policies and procedures, below are just three;

1. They aid the smooth running of an organisation. It is a fact that well-drafted and compliant workplace policies and procedures provide employees and managers alike with clarity and certainty when dealing with issues that may arise in any organisation on a day-to-day basis.

2. Up to date policies and procedures ensure compliance with current legislation and regulations, give guidance for decision-making, and streamline internal processes.

3. Well drafted policies and procedures provide a clear and certain framework that eliminates discrimination, promotes best practice, improves staff communication and expresses the organisation’s vision.

Do I need a lawyer to draft my policies and procedures?

No, but as a law firm, we work closely with our clients auditing their policies and procedures on an annual basis or when there has been a significant change in the law. As such our clients can feel confident that their policies and procedures give them the greatest flexibility and protection in the event of any dispute.

How can EPR law help?

EPR Law will draft for you a paternity leave policy that sets out, in clear terms, your organisation’s stance on how it will deal with paternity leave. The policy we will draft for you will be compliant with current legislation and will include the following headings:

  1. Introduction – Setting out the organisation’s policy on paternity leave, to whom it applies, timescales, and notification periods;
  2. Eligibility to take paternity leave in the case of birth;
  3. Notification requirements – Birth;
  4. Eligibility – Adoption;
  5. Notification – Adoption;
  6. Extent of paternity leave entitlement;
  7. Paternity pay;
  8. Rights during paternity leave;
  9. Holidays;
  10. The right to return after paternity leave; and
  11. Combining paternity leave and parental leave.

For more information about staff handbooks or if you require a paternity leave policy contact EPR Law today

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