Parents Leave and Other Family Related Statutory Leave

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 7 April 2021
Bernard Martin
A&L Goodbody
Issues covered: Parents Leave; Working Time and Leave; Family Related Employment Rights

The Family Leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2021 (the Act) has recently been signed into law. The Act made changes to statutory parents leave and adoptive leave, which came into effect on 1 April 2021. This month we look at the changes made by the Act and outline the various other statutory leaves available to parents, often with confusingly similar names but quite different offerings.

1.     What is Parents' leave and how has it been changed by the Act?

Parents' leave entitles parents to five weeks leave within two years of their child's birth or in the case of adoption, within two years of the placement of the child with the family.

Prior to the introduction of

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Bernard Martin
A&L Goodbody

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