Guide

Shared parental leave and pay

Introduction

Since 5 April 2015, the Work and Families (Northern Ireland) Act 2015 introduced shared parental leave (SPL) and statutory shared parental pay (ShPP) to Northern Ireland.

This allows for the voluntary sharing of leave and pay entitlement between parents following the birth or adoption of a child.

This guide will help employers to comply with the laws on shared parental leave and pay and understand who is entitled to apply for it.

It also provides guidance on how you can best manage these new rights for your employees.