Employment

Key Employment Law Data

Parental leave

  • Parental leave is a right for employees to take unpaid time off work to look after their child or to make arrangements for their child’s welfare.
  • The right to parental leave is entirely separate from, and should not be confused with, the right of certain employees to take shared parental leave.
  • Employees who are natural and adoptive mothers and fathers, or who have formal parental responsibility for the child, qualify for parental leave.
  • To be eligible for parental leave, employees must have worked for you continuously for a year by the time they want to take the leave.
  • Parental leave enables eligible employ...