‘New rights to allow parents to share leave following the birth or adoption of their child have become law.
The new rules mean that couples with babies due, or children matched or placed for adoption, after 5 April 2015 will be able to share leave.
After an initial two weeks, up to 50 weeks of leave and 37 weeks of pay can be shared.
However, one law firm said the change could reduce some businesses’ level of pay to parents.’
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