Employee rights

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

New regulations entitle employees to take parental leave. Peter Grose outlines the the minimum provisions employers must now make for staff wishing to take parental leave. The following new employee rights came into force on December 15 1999: #The right to take parental leave; and #The right to take time off work for “dependants”. This article is devoted to parental leave. The right to take time off for dependants was covered in the February issue of Caring Times. Employers are required to operate a parental leave scheme which gives employees, as a minimum, the level of parental leave rights set out in the regulations. Default provisions set out in Schedule 2 to the regulations will apply automatically as an employer’s parental leave scheme, if the employer does not implement its own scheme. Employers can only implement their own scheme by way of a collective or workforce agreement and the provisions of the scheme must be no less generous than the default provisions in Schedule 2. To be valid, a workforce ag

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