‘Light-touch’ additional paternity leave regulations raise issues for employers
The new additional paternity leave regulations apply for children born (or adopted) after 3 April 2011. Fathers now have the right to take up to 26 weeks of additional paternity leave (APL). This can be taken from 20 weeks following the baby’s birth up until its first birthday. While this may be good news for would-be parents, it is likely to be problematic to employers.
Norton Rose’s Paul Griffin on why the low uptake of new paternity rules has left many questions unanswered
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