Sharing parental rights, extending flexibility at work
The consultation papers can be viewed at:
Shared parental leave and pay
Working parents in Northern Ireland now have rights to share parental leave and pay in the first year after a child’s birth or adoption
The first piece of guidance that has been developed is technical and aimed at employers who think their employee(s) may be eligible for shared parental leave and/or pay. It is intentionally detailed, to provide as much information as possible.
Other guidance, including guidance aimed at employees, is also being developed and views will be sought on this in due course.
For comprehensive information and guidance on all Work and Families matters please check out the following websites:
- Work and families (nidirect )
- Carers and employment (nidirect)
- Pregnancy and maternity rights in the workplace (nidirect)
- Adoption rights in the workplace (nidirect)