Additional paternity leave entitlement
Additional paternity leave allows eligible employees (usually fathers) to take up to 26 weeks' leave to care for their new child, possibly with additional statutory paternity pay. This leave and pay is only available to qualifying employees if the mother, or co-adopter, has returned to work. Special provisions apply if the mother or co-adopter dies during their maternity or adoption leave or pay period.
You can offer enhanced additional paternity leave arrangements to attract and retain employees. For example, you could allow all new fathers to take additional paternity leave - regardless of their length of service.
This guide will help you deal with the administration of additional paternity leave.
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