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The Work and Families Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (Commencement, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Provisions coming into operation on 5th April 2015

4.—(1) The following provisions of the 2015 Act come into operation on 5th April 2015—

(a)section 4 (abolition of additional paternity leave);

(b)section 7 (abolition of additional statutory paternity pay);

(c)section 13 (rate of statutory adoption pay);

(d)section 14(1) (in so far as it relates to the provisions listed in paragraph (2) below) and (2) to (5);

(e)section 17(1) to (3) (time off to attend adoption appointments);

(f)section 18(2) (so far as it relates to sub-paragraphs (c) and (d) of new paragraph (4)) (right not to be subjected to detriment: agency workers);

(g)section 19 (right to request flexible working: removal of requirement to be a carer);

(h)section 22 (in so far as it relates to the repeals in paragraph (3)).

(2) The following provisions of Schedule 1 to the 2015 Act come into operation on 5th April 2015 subject to the transitional and saving provisions in article 7

(a)paragraph 1(2)(a), (b)(i) (to the extent that it is not already in operation) and (ii), (e) (so far as it relates to new sub-paragraph (7A)) and (f) and (3)(b) (so far as it relates to new sub-paragraph (7));

(b)paragraph 2(6) to (19);

(c)paragraph 4(2)(a), (4)(a), (5)(b), (9)(a), (10), (11)(a), (d)(i) and (ii), (e), (f)(i), (ii) and (iv), (g) and (h), (12), (13), (14)(a)(ii) and (b)(i), (15)(a)(ii) and (b)(i), (16)(b) and (19)(a);

(d)paragraph 5(2) to (4);

(e)paragraph 6(6)(a), (c) and (e);

(f)paragraph 7(c);

(g)paragraph 8(a);

(h)the paragraphs listed in article 5 (to the extent not already in operation).

(3) The repeals in Schedule 2 to the 2015 Act not already listed in article 3(3) have effect on 5th April 2015.

(4) Paragraphs (1) and (2) are subject to the transitional and saving provisions in article 7.

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