Under UK maternity legislation, a woman on maternity leave can take up to ten keeping-in-touch days in order to maintain skills and familiarity with work processes. She may also work on these days and receive payment, without this affecting her entitlement to Statutory Maternity Pay or Statutory Maternity Allowance. The purpose of the arrangement is to ensure a smooth return to work after maternity leave. Use of keeping-in-touch days is dependent on agreement with the employer.
Subjects: Human Resource Management.