J for Joint ParentingPosted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 10 May 2011
Kiera Lee, writes:
There has been an extension to the amount of paternity leave that an employee can take on the birth or adoption of a child. This came into force on 3rd October 2010 via the Additional Paternity Leave Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 and the Additional Paternity Leave (Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010. The regulations apply to babies born or adopted after 3rd April 2011. Paternity leave is now split into ordinary and additional paternity leave.
2. Ordinary Paternity Leave (OPL)
Q. Who is entitled to OPL?
Entitlement to this leave arises on the birth or adoption of a baby for employees (not workers) who are: the biological father,
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