Where can I find information regarding Paternity Leave?
NES Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Shared Parental Leave Policy
Information regarding Paternity Leave can be found in the above policy. At a glance, the different types of paternity leave are as follows:
Paternity Leave: An employee’s entitlement to leave from work for the purpose of caring for a child or supporting the mother following birth.
Adoptive Paternity Leave: An employee’s entitlement to leave from work for the purpose of caring for an adopted child or supporting the adopter.
Ordinary Statutory Paternity Leave or OSPL: Two weeks leave, to be taken in the first 8 weeks following the birth or adoptive placement of the child.
Additional Statutory Paternity Leave or ASPL: Up to 26 weeks leave. This must commence no earlier than 20 weeks after the birth/placement of the child, and must be completed either by the child’s first birthday, or 52 weeks after the date of the adoptive placement.