News Critical HR News! Good News For Parents & Important ‘Need to Know’ Info For Employers

May 2023.

Three important pieces of legislation received royal assent on 24 May 2023. It’s good news for parents – But here’s what employers need to know:

1. Neonatal Care Act: Grants employed parents with a baby in neonatal care up to 12 weeks of paid leave, including maternity and paternity entitlements.

2. Protection from Redundancy Act: Extends redundancy protections during Maternity, Adoption, or Shared Parental Leave to cover pregnancy and post-return period.

3. Carer’s Leave Act: Introduces unpaid leave entitlement for employees caring for dependents with long-term care needs.

Stay tuned for more HR updates as and when they come in…