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Work and Families Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

Section 2: Shared parental leave

Section 2 inserts a new Chapter 1B into Part 9 of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (“ERO”). This creates a new entitlement for employees to be absent from work on shared parental leave for the purposes of caring for a child.

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