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The question of whether to enhance shared parental pay for fathers has featured in case law this year

Six important employment law cases in 2017

The decision by the Supreme Court that the employment tribunal fees system is unlawful may be one of the most...

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Top 10 HR questions June 2017: Maximum workplace temperature

4 Jul 2017

With a temperature of 34.5°C recorded at Heathrow, 21 June 2017 was Britain’s hottest June day for 40 years.
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Enhancing family-friendly pay: pros and cons for employers

16 Jun 2017

Whether or not to enhance pay during maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental leave is a perennial dilemma for employers....

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Shared parental pay: Is refusal to match enhanced maternity pay sex discrimination?

13 Jun 2017

Darren Newman asks if an employment tribunal was correct to hold that it was...

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Shared parental pay: father wins sex discrimination case

6 Jun 2017

A father whose wife was advised to return to work to combat post-natal depression has won a sex discrimination claim...

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Half of fathers would use shared parental leave

5 Apr 2017

More than half of fathers would use shared parental leave, according to a poll by charity Working Families, published two...

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Shared parental leave take-up woefully low, CIPD reveals

16 Dec 2016

Just 5% of new fathers and 8% of new mothers have opted to take shared parental leave since it was...

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Regardless of Brexit, Europe's GDPR is on UK employers' minds

Top 10 HR questions November 2016: New EU data protection rules – GDPR

1 Dec 2016

FAQs on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the apprenticeship levy dominate the top 10 HR questions for...

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2016

30 Nov 2016

What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments...

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Top 10 HR questions October 2016: Enhanced shared parental pay

2 Nov 2016

The first employment tribunal case to deal with enhanced shared parental pay and the potential for sex discrimination – Snell...

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Shared parental pay: Father wins sex discrimination case against Network Rail

6 Oct 2016

Employers who pay mothers different rates of shared parental pay to fathers run the risk of sex discrimination claims, following...

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Shared parental leave: enhanced pay is key to take-up

1 Jun 2016

Employers that enhance shared parental pay are twice as likely to receive shared parental leave requests as those who offer...

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Could Netflix-style unlimited parental leave work for employers?

12 Aug 2015

Streaming media giant Netflix has announced that it will offer new parents unlimited paid leave for a year. But employers...

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Only 39% of employers have a shared parental leave policy in place.

One employer in five enhances shared parental pay

1 Apr 2015

One-fifth of employers have decided to enhance their shared parental pay, while the same number remain undecided. This is according...

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Shared parental leave: how to help fathers feel comfortable taking time off

30 Mar 2015

Soon we will see the first parents eligible for shared parental leave take advantage of the new right. Policy aside,...

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