Your chance to name the new KIT days

The Government is seeking suggestions for what to call the new KIT days under shared parental leave.

The Government is seeking suggestions for what to call the new KIT days under shared parental leave.

Shared parental leave is due to come in in October 2014. It will allow parents to share 50 weeks of leave after their baby is born.

The mother has to take the first two weeks. Under the rules, mums will be able to shorten their maternity leave and make up to three requests to share their leave with their partner as long as they give eight weeks notice. However, an employer can turn down requests for different periods of leave and require that it be taken in one block.

The Government says it wants the changes to apply to babies born on or after 5 April 2015 and to children adopted after this date. Only employees who have been with their employer for 26 weeks or more will be able to apply for shared parenting. Keeping in touch days will be increased to 20 per employee. If you want to give your suggestion for what these days should be called, click here.





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