parental leave

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parental leave

parental leave

(păr-ĕn-tăl)
The policy of allowing one or both parents to have leave from work following the birth of their child.
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Statutory maternity pay is payable for the remaining 33 weeks at the "prescribed rate" or the earnings-related rate, whichever is lower.
Men were allowed up to two weeks ordinary paternity leave, at the same rate as the lower rate of statutory maternity pay.
The survey shows that many employers are using the lack of employment rights and insecurity of agency workers to treat staff badly - to pay them less, to give them less holiday pay, to get out of paying them redundancy or maternity pay, and to neglect their training and development.
The changes would extend maternity pay to 12 months and also see paid paternity leave extended from up to two weeks to a potential 26 weeks.
Women who are not entitled to Statutory Maternity Pay but meet qualifying conditions may claim up to 39 weeks maternity allowance paid direct by Job Centre Plus.
Mrs Alabaster's nine-year marathon battle to claw back a pounds 200 pay rise she was due in her maternity pay sets a precedent,' she said.
Under the Conservatives' plans, maternity pay would be boosted by pounds 1,400.
5 IF you aren't entitled to statutory maternity pay, you may qualify for maternity allowance.
The UK was failing to meet its obligations under a 40-year old 'Social Charter' by offering 'poor' maternity pay and no compulsory six weeks post-natal maternity leave.
The flat rate of statutory maternity pay will be increased in stages.
A:The current standard rate of Statutory Maternity Pay is pounds 100 per week.
She said: "We have already doubled the length of maternity pay - it was 13 weeks when we were elected, we have already taken it up to 26 weeks.