parental leave

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parental leave

the right of a parent to take time off work to care for a child. In the UK these rights have recently been enshrined in law following a European Directive on this issue. Such leave is unpaid and is restricted to employees who have at least one year's employment. See MATERNITY RIGHTS, PATERNITY RIGHTS.
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Around 130,000 men did not qualify for two weeks' statutory paternity pay, with around 100,000 working for themselves, said the TUC.
Statutory maternity and paternity pay is paid directly by UK employers, but they may reclaim 92% of the amount they pay from the government; small businesses may be eligible to claim back 104.
The new HR management and payroll product supports the upcoming Statutory Paternity Pay Legislation which is due to be introduced in the UK in April 2003.
Statutory paternity pay would cost employers 3,000 [pounds sterling] per man who took up the offer.
Paternity leave doubled to four weeks and paternity pay increased ?
If self-employed workers want to start a family they should have access to maternity and paternity pay as a welfare payment.
Provided that you earn at least PS112 per week (before tax) you should also qualify for statutory paternity pay.
TRADES unions helped workers win health and safety law, fair wages, maternity and paternity pay and a better deal at work.
uk JEREMY Corbyn will make a bold bid today to become the champion of small businesses - by setting out plans to extend maternity and paternity pay to the self-employed.
Equally you could easily forget trade unions have been responsible for ensuring working people get basic rights such holidays, sick pay, maternity and paternity pay, as well as the means to demand it if these rights are withheld.
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said: "A good gift for fathers this Sunday would be for ministers to increase statutory paternity pay rates and for employers to top it up for longer, so that new dads can spend more time with their children.
It also says expectant dads should get paternity pay at the same rates as mums and paid time off to attend at least one ante-natal session.