parental leave

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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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"I want our policy review to tackle this in a really serious way and consider opening up statutory maternity and paternity pay to the self-employed, so all newborn children can get the same level of care from their parents.
And he will raise paternity pay by more than PS100 to at least PS260 a week - equivalent to the minimum wage.
Today, the statutory weekly rate of paternity pay is PS140.98, or "90% of your average weekly earnings (whichever is lower)".
Paternity leave doubled to four weeks and paternity pay increased ?
Labour introduced full statutory maternity and paternity pay, the right to be free from sex discrimination in education, employment and membership-based associations, and the right to breast feed in public.
Mr Corbyn will say statutory maternity and paternity pay should be extended to Britain's army of small business owners for the first time.
Equally you could easily forget trade unions have been responsible for ensuring working people get basic rights such holidays, sick pay, maternity and paternity pay, as well as the means to demand it if these rights are withheld.
And a TUC study found real-terms cuts to child benefit and maternity and paternity pay will leave new parents up to PS450 a year worse off.
In April, 2012, the standard rates for statutory maternity pay, statutory paternity pay and statutory adoption pay will rise to pounds 135 from pounds 128.73.
To be entitled to Statutory Adoption Pay an employee must: * Meet the requirements for Statutory Adoption Leave * Have earnings of at least the National Insurance Lower Earnings Limit * Not also claiming Statutory Paternity Pay Statutory Adoption Pay can last for up to 39 weeks.
"We want many more employers to 'top up' statutory paternity pay to full pay for the two weeks."
"There are numerous permutations such as shift patterns, part-time working, job-shares, hourly paid workers, term-time employees as well as maternity and paternity pay to take into account."