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Model documents and policies

Downloadable and customisable documents relating to parental leave. For more information see the employment law pages.

Contract clause on parental leave entitlement
Contract clause on parental leave entitlement
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This contract clause states the entitlement to statutory parental leave as set out in the Parental Leave Acts, 1998 to 2019.
Employee form to request parental leave
Employee form to request parental leave
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This form is for employees to request parental leave to care for a child. The form outlines the duration of the period of parental leave and sets out the employee's declaration that they are giving the appropriate notice.

Letter to confirm amendment to hours following parental leave
Letter to confirm amendment to hours following parental leave
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This letter follows a discussion with the employee confirming amendments to their working hours or work pattern after a period of parental leave.

Letter to confirm parental leave
Letter to confirm parental leave
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Use this letter to confirm the employee can take parental leave, setting out the start and end dates and the agreed pattern of leave.

Parental leave postponement letter
Parental leave postponement letter
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Use this letter to respond to the employee's request to take parental leave where the organisation is unable to facilitate the leave and are requesting the employee to postpone the period of parental leave for a fixed period that is no longer than six months from the date of the initial request.

Parental leave policy
Parental leave policy
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Use this policy to set out the parental leave available to employees including details on entitlement, length of leave and returning to work.