Adoption Leave

By: Maria Holt

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Here to help you meet your Adoption Leave responsibilities

Members of your staff who need time off to adopt a child may well be entitled to statutory Adoption Leave and pay. Under current legislation it’s available to individuals or one member of a couple who are adopting. Likewise, the partner of the person who is adopting may also be eligible to paternity pay. Knowing who qualifies for what is an important part of your role as an employer.

How does a staff member qualify for Adoption Leave?

As the law stands, employees must have worked continuously for your company for 26 weeks and may be entitled to 52 weeks of Adoption Leave and 39 weeks of statutory adoption pay. However, employers need to bear in mind changes coming into place from April 5 2015 which make Adoption Leave a day one right, so employees will no longer have had to work for 26 continuous weeks.

Thousands of companies count on us for Adoption Leave advice

With ever changing legislation, it’s hard to keep up on what your exact responsibilities are regarding Adoption Leave. And making a mistake can prove costly if a member of staff takes you to tribunal. That’s why more and more companies rely on Employers Direct. Our fully qualified advisors are always on hand for practical guidance that takes into account the very latest rules and regulations governing Adoption Leave.

For free advice on Adoption Leave, call Employers Direct now on 0800 144 4050.

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