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Paternity policy checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs. Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

Just having a Policy doesn’t mean you’ve complied with your legal obligations.  Make sure you only make commitments in the Policy that you can realistically meet and make a clear plan for implementation of the Paternity Policy.

Make the Paternity Policy available to employees by, for example, including it in induction packs, providing it in hard copy, sending it out by email, putting it on notice boards or an intranet site, or other easily accessible computer systems. 

The Paternity Policy is not a contract and does not need to be signed or agreed to by the employee. You can ask employees sign to an acknowledgement to show that they received it, but it’s not legally required.

Keep a copy of the Paternity Policy for your records. A copy will also be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.

Regularly review your Paternity Policy to make sure it continues to meet your needs.

Whenever the Paternity Policy is amended, keep a copy of each version of it that has been in force, a record of when it was introduced and how and when each version was made available to employees.

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