Newsflash: Parental leave – final regulations

shared parental leave - man with childFinal Regulations have been published to extend the existing parental leave regime to parents of children aged between five and 18.

At present only parents of children aged five and under who have been continuously employed for one year and have, or expect to have, responsibility for a child can take such leave. The leave is unpaid and up to a maximum of 18 weeks in total, limited to four weeks per year.

However, the above right will also be available from 5 April 2015 to parents of children aged between five and 18.