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The Shared Parental Leave Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Mother’s notice of entitlement and intention to take shared parental leave

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8.—(1) M must, not less than eight weeks before the start date of the first period of shared parental leave to be taken by M, give her employer a written notice which contains the information specified in paragraph (2) and is accompanied by the declarations specified in paragraph (3).

(2) The specified information is—

(a)M’s name;

(b)P’s name;

(c)the start and end dates of any period of statutory maternity leave taken or to be taken by M;

(d)the total amount of shared parental leave available (in accordance with regulation 6(1));

(e)C’s expected week of birth and C’s date of birth (except as provided for in paragraph (5));

(f)how much shared parental leave M and P each intend to take;

(g)an indication as to when M intends to take shared parental leave (including the start and end dates for each period of leave).

(3) The specified declarations are—

(a)a declaration signed by M that—

(i)M satisfies, or will satisfy, the conditions in regulation 4(2);

(ii)the information given by M in the notice is accurate;

(iii)M will immediately inform her employer if she ceases to care for C;

(b)a declaration signed by P—

(i)specifying P’s name, address, and national insurance number (or a declaration that P does not have a national insurance number);

(ii)that P satisfies, or will satisfy, the conditions in regulation 4(3);

(iii)that P is the father of C, or the person who is married to, or the civil partner or the partner of, M;

(iv)that P consents to the amount of leave which M intends to take (as set out in the notice for the purposes of paragraph (2)(f));

(v)that P consents to M’s employer processing the information in P’s declaration.

(4) The references to P in paragraphs (2) and (3) are references to the individual who satisfies paragraph (3) of regulation 4.

(5) Where a notice is given under paragraph (1) before C is born, M must give C’s date of birth to her employer as soon as reasonably practicable after the birth of C and, in any event, before the first period of shared parental leave to be taken by M.

(6) The indication provided in accordance with paragraph (2)(g) is non-binding and must not be treated as a period of leave notice unless otherwise indicated in the notice.

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