If you are a small business, your work team is like your second family. So, you are obviously delighted when one of your team announces that they are expecting a new arrival. However, being in such a small team, this will have a huge impact on your business. Here is a guide to ensure that this life-changing experience for one of your team is a seamless, lawful transition for you.

An employee needs to inform you of their pregnancy at least 15 weeks before their due date, and they cannot take time off for ante-natal appointment s until you are aware. They also need to inform you of when they wish to begin their statutory maternity leave (which can’t begin any earlier than 11 weeks before their due date).

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