Acas guidance on new shared parental leave rules
Acas have issued a new guide to help employers and employees to understand the practicalities of the Shared Parental Leave (SPL) Regulations.
The operation of the new rules, which apply to parents of babies due on or after 5 April 2015, and to parents of children placed for adoption from that date, have raised concerns among employers about administrative difficulties, such as managing employee requests to alternate leave multiple times between parents.
The Acas guidance which can be found using the following link includes step by step instructions on how eligible employees can makeSPL requests, as well as advice for employers about how to handle requests fairly together with useful template documents.
Internet link: Acas guidance