Government sets out timetable for employment law changes
Friday 15 March 2013 14:42
The Government has set out a number of forthcoming legal amendments due to take place as a result of its employment law review, which set out to an More...02 January 2013 05:57
Banks feature heavily in a list of the top 10 employers for working families, with Barclays, Citi, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS all taking top spots.
The Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark and Awards, founded by work-life organ More...25 September 2012 14:00
This week is national work-life week, aimed at encouraging employers and employees to give some thought as to how they might better balance the demands of the workplace and the home. Laura Czapiewski, product manager for childcare vouchers at More...25 September 2012 11:52
Many employers are failing to offer working fathers the support they need to play a greater role in raising their children.
This is according to research released today by the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) and BT, which found t More...14 June 2012 16:13
HSBC claims to be the first large corporate employer in the UK to guarantee part-time work when parents return after maternity or paternity leave. The bank has announced that it will offer a part-time role equivalent to 2.5 days per week so that st More...12 March 2012 11:04
The Government has confirmed that it is to postpone the extension of the right to unpaid parental leave until 2013 due to the ongoing development of its Modern Workplaces policy.
Under the Parental Leave Directive, the parents of a child u More...20 January 2012 16:14
Female progress in the workplace has not been brought about by changes to employment legislation, claimed director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) David Frost today.
Speaking at a debate on the future of the UK's workforce, co-host More...12 July 2011 16:31
The Government is looking to create a society where "work and family complement one another". A period of consultation on modern working relationships commenced on 16 May 2011, and will stay open until early August.
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The number of working parents in the UK is on the rise. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that in 2010, the employment rate for lone parents with dependent children was 57.2%, for married or cohabiting mothers was 71.3% and for m More...06 June 2011 15:15
New figures produced by the Office of National Statistics' Labour Force Survey show that the number of mothers in employment has risen by around 5% over the last 15 years. This has largely been driven by an increase in the number of mothers working full More...31 May 2011 13:46
As part of a raft of employment law changes being introduced by the coalition Government, April heralds the arrival of Additional Paternity Leave (APL) legislation that will mean that new fathers of children with an expected week of birth beginning More...01 April 2011 15:49
Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related challenges than usual regarding: absence and attendance, pay, leave, health and safety and the rights of their staff. More...01 December 2010 15:54
Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
The Government yesterday confirmed that the main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010, and has made transitional provisions concerning discriminatory acts occurring before 1 October. On 1 October, the elements o More...22 September 2010 13:20
For a limited time only, Personnel Today Plus members can access a full model policy on equal opportunities which takes the Equality Act 2010 into account
With elements of the Equality Act coming into force at More...22 September 2010 12:59
We've had a number of employees asking, in advance, to take time off during school holidays to look after their children. What are their legal rights, and what are my options?
School holidays can be a stressful time of year for both employees and em More...23 August 2010 10:40
Forty-four outstanding UK organisations have been shortlisted across 9 categories in the 2010 Top Employers for Working Families Awards .
The awards, organised by leading work-life balance charity Working Families are uniquely validated by ind More...20 August 2010 15:49
Almost one-third of women are the main breadwinners in their household, according to a survey by Grazia magazine.
The Women and Work survey polled 2,000 women about their attitudes towards work and motherhood. It found that 30% earn more than the More...20 July 2010 09:44
The parties have now unveiled their election manifestos. Here Personnel Today outlines how their different policies will affect employers. Flexible working Party pledges: Labour pledged to increase statutory paternity pay from two to f More...16 April 2010 17:50
A single mother who is suing the Army after it offered little support with childcare is seeking £1.1m in damages, it has emerged.
Tilern DeBique, a former soldier, won a sexual and racial discrimination case after being told that the army was "uns More...15 April 2010 09:32