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Thursday, 5 September 2013

Changes to Parental Leave

Take note of the changes to parental leave brought about by the EU (parental leave) regulations 2013 which made the following provisions.

v  Parents, adoptive parents and guardians with one years service, can take unpaid leave to look after their children. The new regulations extend the period of leave from 14 working weeks to 18 working weeks.

v  Usually the leave must be taken before the child reaches 8 years of age but this can be extended to 16 where the child suffers from a long term illness.

v  If both parents work for the same employer one of them can transfer some of the weeks to the other person.

For details on the other changes and more information on any employment law issue please contact Brendan Dillon on 2960666.

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