No 97 The Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (Application of Articles 107G and 107I to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

These Regulations come into operation on 15/3/15 and essentially they modify existing powers to allow the making of regulations giving entitlement to shared parental leave to employees who are adopting from overseas. Such regulations are made separately.


Article 107G and 107I, inserted into the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order by the Work and Families Act (Northern Ireland) 2015, contain powers to make regulations entitling an employee who is adopting a child under the law of any part of the United Kingdom, or the partner of such an adopter, to shared parental leave. These Regulations modify those Articles so that they have effect in relation to adoptions from overseas.

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