Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire believe they may have helped to amend new legislation on maternity leave.
The Government has put forward the Work and Families Bill which will extend the length of time that maternity leave is paid as well as changing the extent of paternity leave.
But Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce has lobbied MPs to ensure that small and medium-sized businesses are not forgotten when the Bill is introduced.
And the Chamber has just received word from Government officials that the Bill will be amended.
Gerry Sutcliffe, Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs, has written to local MP Jim Cunningham to say the chamber's comments have been taken on board.
He said: "As a result of extensive consultation with business we will increase the period of notice those coming back from maternity leave must give if they change their plans from 28 days to two months to enable employers to plan around a moth-er's return to work.
"We will enable improved contact between mothers and their employers during the maternity leave period - including introducing optional 'Keeping In Touch' days.
"We will also be clarifying that employers may make reasonable contact with their employee during maternity leave."
Stephen Docherty, chamber policy officer, said: "We are very pleased that our comments have been taken on board.
"We are at pains to lobby on behalf of our members and this shows it works.
"It is clear that the law regarding maternity and paternity leave needs to be looked at, but the fact we have made the feelings of the business community known means it should be favourable and sensible for both employer and employee."