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Division of Labour? How SPL will impact your business

Recent changes to employment legislation mean that couples can split parental leave after the birth of a child, something that will affect every business across the UK.

- Print Week

Waiting for new employment legislation to hit is a bit like expecting a baby. There’s plenty of time to prepare, but when the momentous day arrives some of the demands can still prove a shock to the system. And if that sounds stressful, spare a thought for those poor souls who had no idea it was coming. Judging from our research for this piece, ignorance is certainly the position many print bosses will find themselves in with respect to the introduction of Shared Parental Leave (SPL), a new piece of employment law designed to help fathers stay at home with their offspring for longer, if they so choose. SPL regulations came into force on 1 December 2014 and will apply to parents of babies due on or any time after 5 April 2015. And as things stand, so far the changes have escaped the notice of many in this sector.

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