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The Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Amendments to the Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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2.—(1) The Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002(1) are amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) After regulation 35 (continuous employment and stoppages of work) insert—

Meaning of “week”

35A.(1) This regulation applies where a person (“P”) has been in employed earner’s employment with the same employer in each of 26 consecutive weeks (but no more than 26 weeks), ending with—

(a)in relation to P’s entitlement to statutory paternity pay (birth), the week immediately preceding the 14th week before the expected week of the child’s birth, or

(b)in relation to P’s entitlement to statutory paternity pay (adoption), the week in which P is notified that P has been matched with the child for the purposes of adoption.

(2) For the purpose of determining whether P’s employment amounts to a continuous period of at least 26 weeks (see sections 167ZA(2)(b) and 167ZL(2)(b) of the Act), the first of those 26 weeks is a period commencing on the first day of P’s employment with the employer (“the start date”) and ending at midnight on—

(a)the first Saturday after the start date, or

(b)where the start date is a Saturday, that day..

(1)

S.R. 2002 No. 378, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

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