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Legal The media recently gave a lot of publicity to the fact that Prime Minister David Cameron took his full entitlement of two weeks’ paternity leave following the birth in August of his daughter. However when it .es to the general public, employment law solicitors are concerned that paternity leave regulations are relatively .plex and that this could result in some new fathers failing to take their entitlement. Therefore, employment law solicitors will be watching the Coalition government with interest, looking for any changes to paternity leave law. At present, new fathers with sufficient service at the .pany for which they work are able to take two weeks of paternity leave with statutory paternity pay at either £124.88 per week, or 90% of their average weekly salary, whichever is the lower. But, as employment law solicitors point out, on rates of pay as low as this, not all men can afford to take time off. Indeed, a survey .missioned in 2009 found that 45% of fathers didn’t take any or all of the leave that they were entitled, although 88% said they would have liked to. Employment law solicitors suggest that this could mean that the current rate of statutory paternity pay is not high enough. When the previous government was in power, it proposed the introduction of Additional Paternity Leave, or APL for short, which would allow new fathers to take the second half of their partner’s maternity leave. Employment law solicitors agree that a plan like this would make access to paternal leave easier. However, many trade organistaions believe that it would have been too bureaucratic, with both parents being obliged to provide employers with written declarations. The Coalition still hasn’t decided whether or not to continue with plans to implement these regulations. All the same, parents, employers and employment law solicitors alike appear to agree that a new, simple and fair set of rules should be introduced. According to the Coalition it is .mitted to providing flexible parenting from the early stages of pregnancy. This could be a hint that the Lib Dem idea of giving men time off for ante-natal appointments could go ahead. Whatever happens with the law and paternity leave, it looks as though some changes are necessary to ensure a fair and viable system. For the moment, though, it looks as though the public and employment law solicitors will have longer to wait to find out the future of paternity leave. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: