Now that you’re expecting you may be wondering when is the best time to tell your employer. It is best to give your employer as much notice as possible so some allowances and changes in your job can be made. You’re entitled to twenty six weeks maternity leave and an additional sixteen weeks unpaid leave. Check with your employer, a social welfare office to see what maternity pay you are entitled to. Don’t forget to ask dad’s to check with employers as they may be entitled to paternity leave.