Our recent CIPD HR Practices in Ireland survey of 900 HR professionals in Ireland took a temperature check on how companies are dealing with the introduction of statutory paternity leave in 2016, what enhanced payments are on offer and how it compares to the landscape for maternity benefits. We found an interesting difference in our survey, showing that 42% of employers are giving enhanced pay during paternity leave yet two-thirds (64%) of the organisations offer enhanced maternity pay or top-up benefit during maternity leave.

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