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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It cannot help but be noticed that there is a lengthy gap in the development of parental leave in New Zealand with seven years between the first two Acts, and then another 15 years before paid parental leave was introduced.
Parental leave can be taken for children of up to eight years old, or in the case of adopted children, until their 12th year.
Under the bill, freelancers and the self-employed would gain access to shared parental leave and pay without any extra cost to the taxpayer.
As part of the campaign, parents who have taken Shared Parental Leave have shared their experience of how the policy has benefitted their families.
Usually parents need to give at least eight weeks' notice in writing to their employer if they want to take shared parental leave, and must include certain information in this notice.
You are entitled to take unpaid parental leave if you've worked for at least a year for your employer, you have a child under 18 and you give your employer 21 days' notice.
Our Young Lawyers Division board members and their spouses have been denied continuances because of parental leave.
Parental leave was initially introduced in Ireland in 1998 dads' paid leave e er to allow parents to take unpaid leave to look after young children.
Based on our estimates, the income-tested paid parental leave program we outline would have the following impacts:
Contrary to outdated beliefs, parental leave does not burn a hole in a business' bottom line, but supports revenue by creating a powerful gender diversity pipeline, a more stable long term workforce and priceless talent retention which is a coup in today's fluid job market.
These results just reinforce the simple fact that paid parental leave promotes employee retention with no negative effects on the company.
In addition, the firm will provide other benefits for attorneys when they go back to work after the parental leave.

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