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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Shared parental leave is, by contrast, provided to enable parents to look after their child.
Many companies offer enhanced maternity pay, but the norm (at the moment) is not to replicate this for shared parental leave. This puts fathers and partners at a disadvantage.
Roughly 6 percent of the federal workforce is under the age of 30; offering them paid parental leave is an investment.
"I accept there is no parental leave of any kind in any elected office and these policies are only implemented on a voluntary basis.
The safest option is to be consistent in terms of enhancements of both maternity and shared parental leave payments.
These include the option to extend their leave for up to one year; an offer of formal or informal flexible timings for parents returning to work; special arrangements for breastfeeding and nursing time at the workplace; and Keeping in Touch (KIT) days where employees on parental leave can arrange specific days for project updates with their teams to enable a smooth and stress-free transition back into the workplace.
Due deference was also given to letters received from the NCWC and MoLHR suggesting us to initiate revision of parental leave benefits as given in the Civil Service.' The Senior Manager said there is not much issue with DHI controlled and linked companies as a few had already revised their parental leave (Eg.
Parents who have worked for their current employer for at least a year can take 18 weeks of unpaid parental leave - which is separate from holiday entitlement - for each child from birth until their 18th birthday.
The bill also brings about 12 weeks of parental leave for adoptive or commissioning parents while all companies with more than 50 employees are required to have a creche (day care facility).
Nearly half of new fathers don't know they are allowed to take parental leave after the birth of a child -- and one in ten takes NO time off work whatsoever.
The comments were made in the Fathers and the workplace report, which recommends that a new policy of 12 weeks' standalone fathers' leave would be a better alternative to the current shared parental leave policy.

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