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Employment Act 2002

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1. Anticipated Commencement Dates

The DTI has published a list of anticipated commencement dates for the various provisions of the Employment Act 2002.

2. Government Response following consultation on simplifying maternity/paternity rules

The DTI has published its response, following its consultation paper on simplifying maternity/paternity rules. The conclusions include:
• paterity leave will be available only in one block (of either one or two weeks), rather than available to be taken on a day-by-day basis;
• notification for maternity to leave to remain at 21 days (the government had initially suggested increasing it to 28 days);