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Posted: 21st July 2021
We are looking to review our current Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental leave policies and in particular look at the enhanced pay we offer.
Would anyone be willing to share some information around their enhanced offerings for these policies?
Hi Natasha, I’ve recently done some work on this and can share our overview. Feel free to e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Natasha, we have just reviewed our family care policies and removed all service eligibility so colleagues are eligible from day 1. For maternity or adoption leave, we offer 18 weeks full pay and for paternity/partner leave we offer 4 weeks full pay. We also offer unlimited paid appointments for antenatal. We have also introduced foster care leave of 8 paid days per year, up to 10 paid appointments per year for fertility treatment, 2 weeks full pay for early pregnancy loss, 2 weeks full pay parental bereavement leave, 1 week unpaid leave for new grandparents and half a day to take your child to school for their first day. Our SPL offer is not enhanced.
The company I work at (online gaming) offers:
ML: 10 weeks full pay, 13 weeks half pay and the remaining weeks follow statutory pay/requirements.
PL: 2 weeks full pay.
Adoption and ShPL: we mirror our ML.
I hope it helps =)
Thank you Gemma. I will send you an email.
Thank you Kate & Giovana, that is helpful.
Giovana, is there a length of service required to qualify for the enhanced payments?
Currently the entitlement follows the statutory requirement but we are in process to review it so that we can offer as day 1 benefit.
Once you have completed your review, share with us as well 🙂
Hi. We offer statutory provisions for maternity, paternity, adoption etc etc etc (of course), but employees reach two years service they become eligible for a family leave package which is the same for everyone (but inclusive of different statutory provisions).
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