Newsflash: Shared parental leave – ACAS guidance

shared parental leave - man with childIn our Newsflash last week (Shared Parental Leave and Guidance) we reminded you of the imminent arrival of the new shared parental leave and pay regime and what you should be doing to prepare for it.

Help is at hand this week from ACAS which has published a detailed guidance note, available here on the new shared parental leave rules, together with supporting material including standard letters and a policy document. Amongst other things the guidance includes a step-by-step look at how eligible employees can make a request for shared parental leave and advice for employers on how to deal with requests fairly.

However, what it doesn’t cover is how shared parental leave may impact upon any enhanced maternity pay policy you may have.

For further advice on any aspect of shared parental leave and, importantly, the impact on enhanced maternity pay, please do contact us.