13 November 2012 #Employment
Following on from our article on flexible parental leave, Nick Clegg is today expected to announce the Government’s plans for a fully flexible system of parental leave which should come into effect in 2015. The plans would allow new mothers to return to work two weeks after childbirth and share the rest of their maternity leave with their partner, and follow the Government’s consultation on extending flexible working.
Nick Clegg is expected to announce that:
The plans have been praised by trade unions and business groups alike, with businesses calling for the new laws to be clear and simple to administer. If implemented, the new rules will clearly be a huge shake-up of current arrangements and businesses will need to plan how they will cope with these.