New Rights to Family Leave Likely to Differ Throughout UK

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 2 March 2023
Emma Grossmith
Issues covered: Leave; Family Friendly Rights

New statutory rights to paid leave for workers in the UK are on the horizon, and it looks likely that different regions will introduce different rights for staff. Shoosmiths’ Emma Grossmith, employment senior associate based in Belfast, explains what the new rights are likely to be, where in the UK they will apply, and some of the key things you need to know about them.

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