The draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations have been published. Women whose expected week of childbirth is on or after 5 October 2008 or adopters whose child is due to be placed on or after this date, will be entitled to the same rights in respect of non-pay benefits under the contract of employment throughout both OML and AML. As a result employees on AML will be entitled to the non-remuneration terms and conditions which they would have been entitled to had they not been absent, ie. Gym membership, health insurance or use of a company car, benefits previously only available to those on OML.
Apr 18, 2011
Distinction Between Ordinary (OML) and Additional Maternity Leave (AML) to be Removed August 2008