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Last updated on 12 July 2018
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Get to grips with the rules on maternity pay and leave with our downloadable summary. Adapt our 2 template letters, one for employees giving notice of maternity leave to their employer and the other for employers confirming maternity pay and leave details to an employee.

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  1. Download our summary about maternity pay and leave
  2. Download our templates letters 
  3. Eligibility
  4. Notice requirements
  5. Pay
  6. Employees decide maternity leave dates
  7. Asking employees to repay maternity pay
  8. Maternity leave doesn't affect continuous service

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