How will new shared parental leave legislation impact employers?
The Shared Parental Leave regulations provide an opportunity for parents to take advantage of additional flexibility in the way they choose to care for a new arrival to the family.
This Government has made much of trying to reduce the burden on business of employment legislation and cutting red tape. From an employer’s point of view the introduction of Tribunal fees has slashed the number of claims being brought by disgruntled employees. However, at a stroke, the introduction of pension auto-enrolment to small business as well as Shared Parental Leave (SPL) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) will undermine its reputation for making employers’ lives easier.
Read more in this article which I wrote recently for WorkLab and as always, if you should have any queries on how this might impact your business, please get in touch.