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Additional paternity leave and pay

Posted on 29th March 2011
New legislation

Additional paternity leave rights will be available to parents of babies due, or for adoptive parents notified of a match for adoption, on or after 3 April 2011.

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Additional paternity leave will enable certain employees to take up to 26 weeks' additional paternity leave. The leave cannot be taken before the child reaches 20 weeks or after the child is 12 months old.

Eligibility criteria are identical to the existing entitlement to paternity leave, with the additional requirement that the partner has returned to work with ongoing entitlements to maternity/adoption leave, pay or allowance. 

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