Baby steps: new fathers will soon be able to take two weeks paid leave

Baby steps: new fathers will soon be able to take two weeks paid leave

But does the new paternity benefit go far enough – and what are its implications for employers??

Men set to become parents later this year will, for the first time, be entitled to paid time off work on the birth of their child. Last year’s budget announced the introduction of a new two-week paternity benefit in respect of births from this September.

As the general election chatter kicks off, some politicians are now promising extended benefits for parents in the future.

But for now as September draws nearer, soon-to-be parents and...

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