Employees can work up to 10 days during maternity leave
This is also true for adoption leave. These ‘keeping in touch’ (KIT) days are optional and must be agreed to by both the employer and the employee. You’ll also need to agree:
- The type of work an employee does
- The pay they receive
Employees can’t carry out any work – including KIT days – during the 2-week compulsory maternity leave following the birth of a child.
Taking KIT days does not affect an employee’s right to maternity or adoption leave and pay.
This is explained in the leave entitlement and maternity leave guidance on GOV.UK.
Employees on shared parental leave
This is explained