Maternity & Paternity

Spring means only one thing for HR professionals: preparing for a raft of new employment laws. Photo: Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock.

April 2017: nine key employment law changes

Are you up to date with all this month's employment law changes? We round the nine most important legislative...

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Half of fathers would use shared parental leave

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

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O2’s head of HR: Equality initiatives cannot exist in a vacuum

Statistics continue to show a dearth of women in senior positions at top companies. Government needs to work with business...

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Singapore employment law: what changes are coming in 2017?

To attract overseas business investment, Singapore has concluded an international network of trade agreements. Changes to Singapore employment law in...

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Statutory maternity pay and sick pay: 2017/18 rates announced

The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay...

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Premature babies and maternity leave: what’s the legal position?

Mothers of premature babies are campaigning for statutory maternity leave to be extended where mothers give birth early. Stephen Simpson...

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Women earn £8,500 less than men by their 50s

Women earn less than men throughout their working lives and the gap is widest in their 50s when they earn...

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Maternity, paternity and shared (grand)parental leave webinar

ON DEMAND |What do employers need to consider when an employee or an employee's partner has a baby? Parental rights in recent years have been broadened to include the mother’s ...

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“Urgent action” needed to stop maternity discrimination

The Women and Equalities Committee has called for “urgent action” to stop discrimination against new and expectant mothers at work....

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Workplace maternity discrimination: 10 common scenarios in tribunals

The Citizens Advice Bureau reports that it has seen a 58% increase in the number of maternity leave queries in...