In that instance, they may be entitled to paternity pay. This consists of 1 or 2 weeks paid paternity leave, paternity pay, or shared parental leave and pay. By law you must pay statutory paternity pay (SPP) to an employee or worker if they’re eligible for it during their statutory paternity leave.
Employees may not be entitled to leave and pay, however, their employment rights are protected whilst on paternity leave which means they are still entitled to pay rises and accrued holiday, and their job remains safe.
If you employ or manage staff and you need to understand paternity leave and paternity pay, speak to Employer Advice for bespoke advice on how to handle the situation, tailored to business owners and employers.
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Paternity Leave and Paternity Pay
If you’ve got staff with a pregnant partner who may be looking to arrange paternity pay, or you need assistance understanding employee rights during paternity leave, it’s important to deal with the issue correctly. Employer Advice provides telephone-based advice, 24/7, 365 days per year to employers on paternity leave and pay. The role of Employer Advice is to keep your business safe and legally compliant.
Our team of specialists can ensure that you follow the correct procedure, saving you time and money.
Employer Advice has a team of CIPD-qualified experts who can guide you through the entire process and ensure that you have maximum legal protection. Call 0800 470 0613 for immediate legal advice.
Common Paternity Leave and Paternity Pay Questions
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Are you faced with these questions or any others regarding paternity leave and statutory paternity pay? Call our team today and let us assist with FREE advice based on the ACAS codes of practice.
- Is statutory paternity pay a law?
- How much is statutory paternity pay?
- Is there contractual paternity pay?
- Does my employee need to be the father of a baby to qualify for paternity pay?
- What is the criteria my employee needs to qualify for paternity pay?
- What do I do if my employee doesn’t qualify for paternity pay?
- How long can someone claim paid paternity leave?
Employer Advice are trusted and award-winning UK employment law specialists. We provide thousands of business owners and directors like you with ACAS code-based advice on paternity pay and a range of HR issues.
We understand the challenges of staying compliant in an ever-changing employment law landscape when you are employing or managing staff. We can assist with all issues, whether simple or complicated and help you avoid costly tribunals.
Call today on 0800 470 0613 and get in touch with our dedicated team or drop us a message.
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