Statutory Paternity Pay – from 6th April 2014 = Two weeks £138.18 or 90% of normal earnings if less.
Changes to Paternity Leave and Pay – updates will be provided on proposed changes to enable Statutory Maternity Pay to be shared.
On 3rd October 2010 regulations introducing additional paternity leave and additional statutory paternity pay in Northern Ireland came into force.
The provisions will affect parents of children due on or after 3 April 2011 and will give employed fathers the right to take up to six months’ (26 weeks) extra leave when the mother returns to work.
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- The right to take additional paternity leave and pay will also apply in relation to children matched for adoption on or after 3 April 2011.
- Employees can start their additional paternity leave any time from 20 weeks after the child is born. The leave must have finished by the child’s first birthday. A minimum of two weeks and a maximum of 26 continuous weeks’ leave can be taken.
- Qualifying conditions apply.
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