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Shared Parental Leave In Touch days

August 2017

This month, Simply-Docs has added an Adoption Leave Policy in respect of adoption from overseas and a series of letters which can be used for employees on Shared Parental Leave, covering Shared Parental Leave In Touch or SPLIT days. 

What are SPLIT days?

Essentially, SPLIT days can be defined as days where an employee agrees to work for the employer for up to 20 days during Shared Parental Leave without that work bringing the period of Shared Parental Leave and Pay to an end. As with ‘Keeping in Touch’ (KIT) days during Maternity and Adoption Leave, employers have no right to require employees to carry out any work and employees have no right to undertake any work during their Shared Parental Leave.

How are SPLIT days calculated?

These 20 SPLIT days are in addition to the 10 ‘Keeping in Touch’ days available during Maternity Leave or Adoption Leave, and can be taken as a single block or separately. The amount of salary paid for any work carried out on SPLIT days is a matter for the employee and the employer to agree between them and should reflect the nature of the work and the amount done.

Once the employee has used up his or her SPLIT days, the employee will lose his or her entitlement to statutory Shared Parental Pay for the week in which he or she has worked if the employee carries out any further work for the employer during the period of Shared Parental Leave period.

The contents of this Newsletter are for reference purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Independent legal advice should be sought in relation to any specific legal matter.

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