Parental leave reforms 'a nightmare'
29 November 2013 Last updated at 10:24 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 have to choose between a career or a baby.
But speaking to the BBC, Alexander Ehmann from the Institute of Directors, described the new rights as a "nightmare" for employers.
"It's certainly not about the principle.... the problem is about the practical ramifications of the policy," he said.