Implementation of EU Directive - extension of parental leave entitlement

Consultation opened on 08 October 2012. Closing date 28 December 2012.


The Department for Employment and Learning is consulting on the proposal to extend, in line with the requirements of EU Directive 2010/18/EU, the entitlement of parents to claim unpaid parental leave


Consultation description

The consultation will also consider whether it is appropriate to move beyond the strict requirements of the Directive by extending the entitlement to parental leave to parents of children older than the current age limit in Northern Ireland. 

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