Shared Parental Leave Policy

Shared Parental Leave

Why do employers need policies and procedures?

There are many reasons why an employer should have a suite of professionally drafted, legally compliant policies and procedures. Below are just three of those reasons:

  1. They aid in the smooth running of an organisation. Well-drafted and compliant workplace policies and procedures provide employees and managers with clarity when dealing with issues that may arise on a day-to-day basis.
  2. Up to date policies and procedures ensure compliance with current legislation and regulations and facilitate fast and efficient internal decision making.
  3. 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 when running your own business it can be difficult to keep up with changes to legislation and best practice.  We work closely with our clients auditing their policies and procedures on a regular basis or when there has been a significant change in the law. As such our clients are confident that their policies and procedures are up to date and protect and enhance their business.

How can EPR law help?

EPR Law will draft for you a shared parental leave policy that sets out, in clear terms, how your organisation will deal with the right to shared parental leave. Our current policy will cover the following:


  1. Introduction – Setting out the organisation’s policy on shared parental leave, to whom it applies, timescales, and notification periods;
  2. Rights of birth and adoption eligibility for shared parental leave
  3. The amount of leave available, when and how it may be taken;
  4. Eligibility for shared parental pay;
  5. The amount of shared parental pay available and its rate;
  6. Maternity entitlements;
  7. Booking periods of leave and making changes to periods of leave;
  8. Rules where the child is born early;
  9. Terms and conditions during shared parental leave;
  10. Pension issues relating to shared parental leave;
  11. Keeping in touch during leave; and
  12. Returning to work after shared parental leave.

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

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