[76 Entitlement to parental leave]

[Chapter II
Parental Leave]

[76  Entitlement to parental leave]

[(1)     The Secretary of State shall make regulations entitling an employee who satisfies specified conditions—

(a)     as to duration of employment, and

(b)     as to having, or expecting to have, responsibility for a child,

to be absent from work on parental leave for the purpose of caring for a child.

(2)     The regulations shall include provision for determining—

(a)     the extent of an employee's entitlement to parental leave in respect of a child;

(b)     when parental leave may be taken.

(3)     Provision under subsection (2)(a) shall secure that where an employee is entitled to parental leave in

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