Parents 'to share new baby leave' for up to a year
29 November 2013 Last updated at 14:15 GMT
The government has committed to introducing a year of shared leave for new parents by April 2015.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the rights would allow men to become more hands-on fathers and stop women feeling they had to choose between a career or a baby.
But the Institute of Directors described the new rights as a "nightmare" for employers.
The BBC's Chris Mason reports.