No 25 The Parental Leave (EU Directive) (Maternity and Parental Leave) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

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 Maternity and Parental Leave.


Regulation 2 makes amendments to the 1999 Regulations. It amends regulation 14 of the 1999 Regulations to increase a qualifying employee’s entitlement to parental leave in respect of an individual child from 13 weeks to 18 weeks.

These Regulations come into effect on 8th March 2013

Last updated: 26 March 2019