According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 60 percent of men and women in the labor force have children under the age of 6, so a good maternity leave policy is key to prepare for when your workers might become part of that expanding number.
Procedure Introduction Regardless of length of service or hours of work, expectant mothers are entitled to up to 52 weeks maternity leave. All pregnant employees, regardless of length of service or hours worked, must take a minimum of 2 weeks maternity leave immediately after the birth of their child.
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She must follow the associated maternity procedure. The table below shows the criteria required for each category.
SMP can start from any day of the week in accordance with the date the employee starts her maternity leave. SMP is payable irrespective of whether or not the employee intends to return to work after maternity leave.
An employee on a career break will not be eligible for OMP. To qualify she must have been employed or self-employed for 26 weeks out of the 66 weeks before the EWC.
Notification of pregnancy - requirements for starting maternity leave The employee is advised to notify her manager of her pregnancy as soon as possible so that a health and safety risk assessment may be carried out.
It is recommended that the employee and her manager meet to plan arrangements and to discuss any potential issues anticipated, or arising, due to the pregnancy.
Maternity leave will start on whichever date is earliest: The ML1 must be completed by, at least, the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth EWC or as soon as is practicable thereafter confirming: The employee should pass the completed forms to her manager who is responsible for checking them and, where appropriate, adding comments to the ML2, before sending both forms to HR Services.
If either the employee or her manager have concerns arising from the Risk Assessment and the demands of the job they may contact the Director of Health and Safety Ext or the Occupational Health Advisor Ext for advice and guidance.
Confirming the details of maternity leave On receipt of the ML1 and ML2 forms HR Services will write to the employee, confirming details, including the date when her maternity leave will end.
This will be sent within 28 days of receiving the forms. HR Services will confirm the date the employee is expected to return to work if she takes her full 52 week entitlement to maternity leave.
Notification should be sent to her manager, copied to HR Services.
This should be done, as soon as reasonably practicable, by the employee or someone acting on her behalf. Arrangements will then be made for maternity leave and pay to start from the day after the birth. Arranging Maternity Cover The Manager should consider options for covering work during maternity leave and can contact their HR Advisor for assistance if required.
Confirming return to work Form ML3: Return to Work after Maternity Leave For an employee taking maternity leave in accordance with the Statutory Maternity entitlement only, and where she is intending to return at the end of her total maternity leave ie after 52 weeks, there is no formal requirement to complete an ML3.
All other employees must confirm a return to work date by completing an ML3 and send it to HR Services. This should be done at the earliest opportunity and normally at least 8 weeks before the planned date of return.
Keeping in Touch during maternity leave - including KIT days The employee and her manager are encouraged to maintain reasonable contact during maternity leave to make the return to work easier.EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES Updated 24/4/ This information updates various sections in The Russell-Cooke Voluntary Sector Legal Handbook.
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This policy and procedure sets out the entitlements and benefits for pregnant employees and new mothers. Reference is made to the mother as a female/she.
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May Shared parental leave allows mothers to end maternity leave/pay early so that one or both parents can take leave in a more flexible way during the baby’s first year. How much FMLA leave is allowed? The entitlement lasts up to a total of 12 work weeks within a calendar year, which, once FMLA leave is first used, dates from that same day 12 months later.