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Get to grips with shared parental leave with Newry seminar

The introduction of Shared Parental Leave at the beginning of April marks a radical change to a whole raft of family leave regulations in NI that will affect all employers.

Think People - Shared parental leave (Newry) AdvertFailing to bring managers up to speed with the key areas of risk could be detrimental to organisations, as getting things wrong is costly and can result in claims of discrimination.

In light of these recent changes, HR experts Think People Consulting will be holding a Shared Parental Leave seminar on Thursday 11th June at The Newry Conference and Banqueting Centre, 9:30am – 11:30am.

This practical seminar will guide employers through the complex legislation and carefully explain the new rights and obligations for both employers and employees.

So what does this new legislation entail? As of April 2015 new parents in Northern Ireland will have access to a fully flexible system of parental leave.

New mothers and their partners will be able to take up to 52 weeks of leave in total, to be shared between them either in alternating blocks or taken together.

The purpose of this new system is to enable both parents to maintain an attachment to the workplace whilst taking on an active caring role for their new child.

Anne Dougan, Managing Partner of the Think People commented, “This event is going to be really beneficial for business owners, managers, supervisors and HR professionals, as getting a grasp on this new legislation and how to handle requests is essential for all businesses.

“After attending this seminar you should be able to fully understand this complex new legislation, update your policies and procedures accordingly, brief line managers on the changes and use our template procedures back in your organisation.”

The breakfast seminar running on Thursday 11th June costs £75+VAT. To book or make further enquires, contact Think People at or 02890 310450.

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