April 2015 Shared Parental Leave and new rates for Maternity and Sick pay.

Shared Parental leave

From 5th April 2015 the rates for statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, additional paternity and shared parental pay will increase from £138.18 to £139.58 per week. Shared parental leave will also be available for parents of babies due on or after this date.

The following day, statutory sick pay rates will increase from £87.50 per week to £88.45 per week.

You need to ensure that you understand the new rights available to your employees and that your policies and procedures reflect the updated legal position.

Call the experts at Premier Legal on 0115 988 6211 for more information.