Employment law

Shared parental leave

Shared parental leave and pay: how much will it cost?

Employers reviewing policies in the run-up to the introduction of shared parental leave and pay must make a key decision...

Shared parental leave will be available for parents of babies due on or after 5 April 2015

Shared parental leave: preparing for the new right (webinar)

21 Oct 2014

Tuesday 4 November 2014, 2:00pm GMT
Shared parental leave and pay will be available to eligible parents of babies due...

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Civil service fathers to receive same parental leave and pay as mothers

20 Oct 2014

Fathers working in the civil service who want to share parental leave will be entitled to the same benefits and...

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Tribunal watch: employee liability information omission on TUPE transfer leads to £65,500 award

20 Oct 2014

On a TUPE transfer, what employee liability information on potential employment tribunal claims from transferring staff does the transferor have...

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Staff misconduct: how to spot bad eggs

Staff misconduct: how leaders can spot bad eggs

14 Oct 2014

With extreme cases of staff misconduct having hit the headlines lately, how can leaders create an environment of trust and...

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Acas launches shared parental leave guidance - Jo Swinson, business minister

Acas launches new guide to shared parental leave

14 Oct 2014

The conciliation service Acas has today published a new guide to shared parental leave (SPL).
It aims to help employers...

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Sex discrimination against men: 10 ways employers could fall foul of equality laws

Sex discrimination against men: 10 ways employers could fall foul

13 Oct 2014

Employers are used to spotting the warning signs of potential claims of sex discrimination against women. But what about sex discrimination claims from men?

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Pay freeze upheld despite verbal assurance that increases were automatic

Pay freeze upheld despite verbal assurance that increases were automatic

13 Oct 2014

An employee who successfully claimed for arrears for “automatic” pay increases...

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NHS to Prospect Housing TUPE transfer

Tribunal watch: TUPE transfer leads to pay cut for care workers

13 Oct 2014

The TUPE transfer of care staff from the NHS to Prospect Housing and Support Services resulted in unlawful variations to...

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Tribunal fees judicial review to be heard this month

7 Oct 2014

The new judicial review of the lawfulness of the Government’s introduction of employment tribunal fees will be heard later this...

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Serial litigant who brought 30 employment cases in four years banned from tribunal claims. Photo: morebyless

Serial litigant who brought 30 employment cases in four years banned from tribunal claims

7 Oct 2014

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) granted a restriction of proceedings order preventing the submission...

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TUPE and pensions: Five steps to getting it right

TUPE and pensions: five steps to getting it right

6 Oct 2014

TUPE and pensions – two words that should never be uttered in the same breath. For an employer that inherits...

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Tribunal watch: Claim triggers change to recruitment policy on colour-blind police officers

6 Oct 2014

An employment tribunal claim from an aspiring police officer whose application was rejected because he is colour blind has led...

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Fathers have new rights to antenatal appointments from today. Photo: REX/Monkey Business Images

Top 10 HR questions in September 2014: Antenatal appointments and shared parental leave

1 Oct 2014

A new right for fathers and partners to take time off to attend antenatal appointments came in on 1 October...

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New rules for army reservists from October 2014 are a mixed bag for employers

1 Oct 2014

Times are changing for employers of members of the reserve forces from 1 October 2014. The Territorial Army is no...

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