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Family Leave Bill

The Government recently approved the drafting of the Family Leave Bill 2013. The Bill will transpose the revised EU Parental Leave Directive 2010. Legislation must be in place by 8 March 2013.

Key provisions of the Bill include:

  • It will increase the amount of leave from fourteen weeks to eighteen weeks per child per parent.
  • The leave may be transferred from one parent to another but only under the condition that each parent retains at least one month