Shared parental leave and pay: employers' technical guide

This is a technical guide for employers to consider when implementing policies on shared parental leave and pay.



This technical guide for employers adds to the information in the main shared parental leave guide.

It covers some of the more technical aspects of the scheme. For example, what happens if the mother changes her mind about opting into shared parental leave. Most employers won’t encounter these sort of issues but will still need to consider them when developing and implementing their policies.

Published 18 September 2014
Last updated 27 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated to show how earnings are calculated for family-related statutory payments for people who have been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

  2. Updated the 5th bullet on page 40.

  3. Updated guidance to include additional Q&A on early births and the interaction between shared parental leave and pay and sick leave.

  4. First published.