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Maternity & paternity
Pregnant employees are entitled to take 52 weeks' maternity leave. Pregnant employees' partners are entitled to take two weeks' ordinary paternity leave provided that they have the required continuous service.
Parents with babies due on or after 5 April 2015 are entitled to take shared parental leave. Shared parental leave enables mothers to commit to ending their maternity leave and pay at a future date, and to share the untaken balance of leave and pay as shared parental leave and pay with their partner.
10 Jan 2020
Helen Larkin was made redundant at eight months' pregnant.
10 Jan 2020
Brexit seemed to put the brakes on progress for family-friendly rights last year, but 2020 and beyond could see some...
9 Jan 2020
The government has published the proposed statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick...
3 Jan 2020
How much control can employers have over the timing of employees’ annual leave?
Employers with holiday years that run from...
23 Dec 2019
Two-thirds of people who voted Conservative in the 2019 general election want the new government to protect or enhance workers’...
11 Dec 2019
We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...
3 Dec 2019
Pending a review announced by chancellor Sajid Javid, reforms to the IR35 rules are due to be extended to the...
19 Nov 2019
Only 15 of the organisations in the FTSE 250 are telling job candidates how much paid leave they could expect...
13 Nov 2019
Headline-grabbing proposals can only take us so far. Cultural shifts and changes in shared leave, maternity and paternity benefits are needed before we can truly get to grips with the gender pay gap.
8 Nov 2019
The Labour Party has pledged to increase statutory maternity pay from nine to 12 months as part of a raft...
5 Nov 2019
Should employers give employees the right to be accompanied to meetings under a redundancy procedure?
Such a meeting could ultimately...
30 Oct 2019
Standard Life Aberdeen will offer nine months’ fully paid leave from January.
29 Oct 2019
The government has said it will consult on the idea that employers should be required to provide, as a minimum,...
28 Oct 2019
MPs’ employees have called for the protection of employment rights such as sick pay and parental leave if they move between parliamentary offices.