Shared Parental Pay & Leave - A One Hour Guide
Encouraging the take-up of shared parental leave and pay can play an important part in reducing your gender pay gap and ensuring you don’t lose talented women from the workforce once they have family responsibilities.
In October 2018 the government announced plans to require large businesses to publish annual details online of their policies on family-friendly leave and pay to make it easier for job applicants to make informed decisions about whether they can combine a role with caring for their family, so is it timely to ensure you offer a competitive and compliant package?
Shared parental pay and leave was introduced in April 2015 to encourage parents to share the care of their baby in its first year, or in the first year after adoption. Take-up has not been as widespread as the government hoped but that’s in part due to the perception that both parents have to take leave and that it’s very complicated for employers to administer. Both of these beliefs are unfounded.
In this webinar you will provided with an overview of the legislative provisions and practical considerations that should dispel these myths.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- The relevant definitions and entitlements
- Eligibility & exclusions: the earnings and employment test
- Notice of entitlement and booking/changing leave
- Handling early births and death of mother/child
- Revoking a booking
- Differences in respect of adoptions
- Multiple employments and termination of employment
- Shared parental pay
- Working during leave
- Forms, record keeping & recovery
- Interaction with sickness
- Employment rights and contractual entitlements
- Future developments