Ed Miliband plans to improve paternity leave and pay for new fathers. Photo: Ben Cawthra/REX

Labour would double paternity leave and pay

A future Labour government would double statutory paternity leave and pay, under election plans announced today.
New fathers would have...

Shared parental leave eligibility rules will stop many men taking it up.

Two in five fathers will not qualify for shared parental leave

6 Feb 2015

Rules surrounding the eligibility for shared parental leave have been criticised after the TUC found that two in five men...

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Shared parental leave 2015

Shared parental leave timeline: key dates for HR

13 Jan 2015

Shared parental leave might feel like something for April 2015, but it is already having an impact on employers. We...

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Statutory shared parental pay is set at the same rate as statutory maternity pay

Statutory shared parental pay rate announced

5 Dec 2014

The Government has published details of the rate at which statutory shared parental pay will be paid from April 2015,...

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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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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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Four employment law changes in October 2014

Four employment law changes in October 2014

22 Sep 2014

There has been a raft of employment law changes for HR to get to grips with already this year, including...

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Antenatal rights for fathers 2014

Antenatal rights for fathers begin 1 October 2014: are you ready?

17 Sep 2014

October sees the introduction of brand new antenatal rights for fathers to take time off work to accompany a pregnant woman to see a midwife or...

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Tribunal watch: £37,000 discrimination award to former Met PC Carol Howard

8 Sep 2014

An employment tribunal has awarded a policewoman more than £37,000 after finding that the Metropolitan Police committed race and sex...

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Ford's workforce in the relevant part of the business was 8.9% women in 2013. REX/Action Press

Ford justifies generous maternity pay while offering only statutory paternity pay

3 Sep 2014

Ford has successfully defended its policy of paying...

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Top 10 HR questions in August 2014: enhanced paternity pay, fixed-term contracts and TUPE

Top 10 HR questions in August 2014: enhanced parental pay, fixed-term contracts and TUPE

3 Sep 2014

If an employer pays enhanced maternity pay, must it also enhance pay to employees on shared parental leave? This seems...

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Business and equalities minister Jo Swinson. Photo: REX/Steve Back

Lib Dems promise six weeks’ paternity leave

1 Sep 2014

The Liberal Democrats would give fathers four weeks’ extra paternity leave under manifesto plans announced at the weekend.
Fathers are...

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Shared parental leave: Darren Newman looks at the basics

29 Aug 2014

Consultant editor Darren Newman provides an overview of the new right to shared parental leave and suggests that, while the...

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Who will be eligible for shared parental leave? Your questions answered

20 Aug 2014

The rules on who will be eligible to take shared parental leave are complex, as are the rules on the...

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Shared parental leave: the basics

13 Aug 2014

Shared parental leave comes in early next year, introducing some significant changes to the existing regime of family-friendly leave. The...

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