Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
Work And Families
6th February 2013
Coming into operation
8th March 2013
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Parental Leave (EU Directive) (Flexible Working) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 and come into operation on 8th March 2013.
2. In Article 112F of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(3) (statutory right to request contract variation), at the end of paragraph (8)(a)(ii) insert-
"(other than an agency worker who is returning to work from a period of parental leave under regulations under Article 108)".
Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Employment and Learning on 6th February 2013.
Dr Stephen Farry
Minister for Employment and Learning
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations implement Council Directive 2010/18/EU on the revised framework agreement on parental leave. They amend provisions relating to parental leave in the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 ("the 1996 Order").
Regulation 2 amends Article 112F of the 1996 Order to extend the right to request a contract variation to employed agency workers who are returning to work from a period of parental leave.
A transposition note and an impact assessment of the effect that this Statutory Rule will have on the costs to business and the voluntary sector are attached to the Explanatory Memorandum which is available alongside the Statutory Rule on www.legislation.gov.uk.