Acas has published a new series of official forms and sample letters to help those who are interested in taking shared parental leave, which allows couples to share maternity or adoption leave and pay from 5 April 2015, but who are unsure on how to do it. The new suite of free tools shows employees how to prove that they are eligible and entitled to shared parental leave alongside template letters on how to officially book this leave. The forms and template letters cover surrogate parents, adopters and mothers who are entitled to maternity or adoption leave. These tools and Acas' full guidance Shared Parental Leave: A good practice guide for employers and employees, are available at Shared parental leave and pay.
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