The Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016

Posted in : Amorys Solicitors on Privacy & Data Issues on 1 September 2016
Davnet O’Driscoll
Amorys Solicitors
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The amendments to the Workplace Relations Act under the Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016 come into effect today (1st September 2016). The changes provide statutory paternity leave and benefit for fathers and bring Ireland in line with many other EU countries. The leave is intended to encourage and promote a more equitable division of parental responsibilities in the workplace.

The Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 gives 2 weeks paternity leave to fathers or the spouse, civil partner or cohabitee of children born on or after 1 September 2016, or to a spouse, civil partner, cohabitee, of an adopting mother or sole male adopter adopting a child on or after 1st September 2016.

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    Davnet O’Driscoll
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