Monday, 30 March 2015

Shared Parental Leave

On April 5th, in just a few days, the right to shared parental leave will be coming into force. This is something that has been around in other countries for a while. In Germany, its uptake has been pretty good and lots of dads appreciate the opportunity it gives them to spend quality time with their children in the early years too. When I speak to parents here, many are skeptical about uptake but at the end of the day, one can't take it if it's not an option, so having the option is a first step, it gives food for thought and a choice that wasn't there before.  If you were wondering what it's all about and how to take advantage of it, GoToMeeting has a useful infographic available which explains in a nutshell everything around shared parental leave in a very easy to follow way. A useful too for anyone considering to apply for shared parental leave.

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1 comment:

Place Under The Pine said...

This is why I love reading blogs - you find out what is going on all over the world. I'm Canadian (and a Father), and happy to say we've had shared parental leave for awhile now. A couple of years ago, when our youngest was born, I was able to take off about 9 months. It worked great for us since my wife is a stay at home mom so we didn't have any issues with combining time 'off'.



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