The DTI has published a list of anticipated commencement dates for the various provisions of the Employment Act 2002.
2. Government Response following consultation on simplifying maternity/paternity rules
The DTI has published its response, following its consultation paper on simplifying maternity/paternity rules. The conclusions include:
• paterity leave will be available only in one block (of either one or two weeks), rather than available to be taken on a day-by-day basis;
• notification for maternity to leave to remain at 21 days (the government had initially suggested increasing it to 28 days);