parental leave

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parental leave

n.
A leave of absence granted to a parent to care for a new baby.

paren′tal leave′


n.
a leave of absence for a parent to care for a new baby.
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Working parents need paid paternity leave, and expanded paternity pay.
Workers can also be entitled to receive statutory sick pay, maternity pay, adoption pay and paternity pay, where other eligibility conditions are met.
Westminster will retain responsibility for much of the Universal Credit system, pensions, child benefit and maternity and paternity pay.
ALMOST one in five new fathers have missed out on paternity pay, mainly because they are self-employed, according to a new study.
Conversely, there will be no increases to rates of maternity allowance, statutory maternity pay, statutory paternity pay, statutory adoption pay and statutory sick pay.
Paternity leave should be tripled to six weeks and paternity pay extended to three months.
To qualify for benefits such as maternity pay, paternity pay and sick pay, an employee has to be earning at least PS111 a week.
A spokesman said: "Extending paternity pay from two to six weeks and paying a better statutory rate would make a massive difference.
The book, which has been described as a "wake-up call for all new parents", also examines the barriers to equal parenting, including poor paternity pay, non-flexible jobs, public services geared towards mothers, workplace prejudice and social conventions, the Independent reported.
Where possible, these qualifying criteria will mirror the criteria for existing entitlements such as maternity pay and allowance and paternity pay and leave.
The Communication Workers Union said workers will also receive lump sums of around Au2,500 as well as weekly basic pay supplements and other improvements such as extra maternity and paternity pay.
Fathers (and partners, including same-sex partners) in the UK are currently entitled to two weeks' paternity leave if they have 26 weeks' service with their employer at the qualifying week, and Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) if they earn above the lower earnings limit for national insurance contributions.