Family Friendly Policies (Part 3) - Parental Leave, Compassionate Leave and Time Off for Caring for Dependants

Posted in : The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 28 November 2019
Leeanne Armstrong
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Following our previous features on maternity leave and flexible working, we round off our look at family-friendly policies by focusing this month on parental leave, compassionate leave and time off for caring for dependants.

Part 1 focused on maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, while part 2 looked at best practice for handling flexible working requests.

Whilst there are a number of statutory requirements to be aware of in respect of the policies we cover, there is also quite a lot of room for discretion by you, as an employer. Offering leave or paid time off via your policies that goes beyond your statutory obligations can be a good way to enhance employee relations and show

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