Employment: Parent Power

June 27, 2007

The Work and Families Act (WFA), which received Royal Assent in the UK on 21 June, 2006, has been the subject of considerable speculation and debate since the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) outlined a range of proposals promoting family-friendly policies and practices at work in its February 2005 consultation paper. The attached article addresses the impact of the WFA on maternity rights and benefits, including statutory maternity pay (SMP) and statutory maternity leave (SML), as well as changes to the rights of adoptive parents to take paid adoption leave.

Gibson Dunn partner James Cox and associate Daniel Pollard are the authors of "Employment: Parent power," which was first published in the 21 June, 2007 issue of Legal Week.

Reprinted with permission, © 2007 Legal Week.  

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher lawyers are available to assist in addressing any questions you may have regarding these issues. Please contact the Gibson Dunn attorney with whom you work, James A. Cox (+44 20 7071 4250, [email protected]) or Daniel E. Pollard (+44 20 7071 4257, [email protected]) in the firm’s London office, or any member of the firm’sLabor and Employment Practice Group

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