Quick Poll: Potential impacts of changes to unpaid parental leave

08 July 2021

The CIPP’s Policy team wants to explore how potential changes to the ways in which employees take unpaid parental leave could impact payroll departments. To do this, we have launched a new Quick Poll, and we need your responses!

At present, eligible employees can take up to four weeks’ worth of unpaid parental leave to look after each child and adopted child, up to their 18th birthday. This must be taken as whole weeks, and not individual days, unless the employer agrees to those individual days, or if the child is disabled.

The Quick Poll centres on whether a move to allowing unpaid parental leave to be taken as individual days for all employees would have significant impacts on payroll departments, in terms of adjusting pay accordingly.

We know that payroll professionals are extremely busy, but the Quick Poll will take less than a minute to respond to. Thank you in advance for your participation.


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