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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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Government could start by stopping piling new regulation on businesses through migration caps, abolishing the default retirement age and paternity rights. Then re-think a Localism Bill which puts NIMBYism at the heart of the planning system.
Extended paternity rights were promised in Labour's 2005 general election manifesto alongside a "goal" to extend paid maternity leave to a full year.
Mr Tetlow said: "As a self-employed person I can't see the new extended paternity rights affecting me because if I don't work, I don't get paid.
Tom Beard shaw, former director of the Fatherhood Institute and a key figure in the successful lobbying of Westminster for the changes in national paternity rights, came to Hello World from Cardiff prior to the launch of his new father-focused community site www.odadeo.com.
But with every man and his dug claiming paternity rights over Anna's wee girl, this one played out like a bad daytime soap.
Guidance is available on issues including maternity and paternity rights, leave entitlement, tax credits, adoption and family care issues.
Paternity rights are set to be a centrepiece of a Bill on work and families, which is expected to be published today by Trade and Industry Secretary Alan Johnson.
Leading North East employment law firm Gordon Brown Associates today warned bosses still need to catch up on their knowledge of maternity and paternity rights, in light of last year's changes to the law.
Annette Fitzgerald, policy executive at BCI, said: "In the future, companies will be turning to temps more frequently to cover absences through increased maternity and paternity rights.
It is the aim of the coalition Government to allow fathers the opportunity to increase their right to paternity leave in coming years, by bringing the UK into line with paternity rights in the rest of Europe.
. They have stronger marriages Sweden's divorce rates have dropped in the past ten years, and many think this is due to better paternity rights.