HRgenius Shared Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave (ShPL) is a new leave system being introduced for parents with babies due to be born on or after 5th April 2015, or for children adopted on or after this date. ShPL aims to give parents flexibility as to when, and by whom, leave is taken after birth. These changes are most significant for mother's partners, who have previously had heavy restrictions on when they can take leave.

ShPL is an opt-in system for eligible employees; the current maternity and paternity leave systems will remain in force and will be available for non-eligible parents, or those who do not choose to opt-in. Eligible employees need to have met various qualifying criteria and will also have to provide employers with a number of notices regarding the leave they choose to take.... Read more in our guide