Four employment law changes in October 2014

Four employment law changes in October 2014

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

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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Carol Howard emerges from the tribunal. Photo: REX

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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Enhanced shared parental pay could drive up the number of fathers taking leave. REX/Burger/Phanie

Most employers that offer enhanced maternity pay will also offer enhanced shared parental pay

6 Aug 2014

Most organisations that offer their staff...

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Shared Parental Leave webinar

Shared parental leave webinar: Preparing your organisation for the new right

15 Jul 2014

Available on demand. Audrey Williams and Camilla Palmer join Rob Moss to discuss how the shared parental leave rules will work.

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HR supports shared parental leave

HR backs shared parental leave plans

14 Jul 2014

HR professionals support the new right to shared parental leave due to come into force in 2015, but have concerns about how it will work in practice, according to new research.

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Top 10 HR processes where employers seek help

30 Jun 2014

When called on to implement HR processes that come up on a regular basis, some HR professionals might feel they know what to do off by heart; however, other, less familiar processes might cause a bit more head scratching...

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Flexible working: seven ways for HR to make the business case

15 May 2014

The Children and Families Act will extend the right to request flexible working to all employees and introduce a right...

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Employers need to consider offering enhanced pay to men if they already offer it to women

Shared parental leave may trigger discrimination claims from men

13 May 2014

Employers who offer enhanced maternity pay may face discrimination claims if they do not extend the benefit to men when...

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