Shared Parental Leave
Shared Parental Leave (SPL) provides eligible parents with the opportunity to choose to share between them the care of their child during the first year following the child’s birth or adoption. Its purpose is to give parents greater flexibility in considering how to best care for and bond, with their child. Shared Parental Leave is a deliberate choice that is made by the parents or adopters with an agreement and notification to employers. The couples have the right to change their minds about sharing.