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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.
6 Jul 2020
Employers warned they could lose out on the best talent if they do not include transparency over family friendly working arrangements.
24 Jun 2020
A quarter of working carers have considered giving up their job as they are unable to balance their career and...
15 Jun 2020
From 1 July employees will no longer have to be furloughed for a minimum period of three weeks: new guidance from HM Revenue and Customs.
15 Jun 2020
IT finance analyst is awarded £4,000 in a case involving attitudes to sickness, workloads, mental health and pregnancy.
10 Jun 2020
Parents who are on statutory maternity and paternity leave due to return to work in the next few months will...
29 May 2020
With just one week left until the original deadline, we announce that organisations can apply for a two-week extension to...
14 May 2020
Can our office reopen yet? Do we have to provide staff with PPE? Many concerns about the return to work...
5 May 2020
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme rules are complicated enough, without the added layer of complexity surrounding maternity leave and new...
4 May 2020
The government has provided some clarification on the relationship between furlough and annual leave.
The Easter bank holidays falling shortly...
27 Apr 2020
Furloughed workers taking parental or adoption leave will receive parental or adoption pay based on their usual earnings, not the...
22 Apr 2020
Five years after its introduction, the number of fathers claiming shared parental leave has increased by over two thirds since...
15 Apr 2020
An engineer has been awarded £175,000 after taking his employer to the...
8 Apr 2020
The Liz Earle Beauty Company must pay a former employee more than £17,000 for pregnancy and maternity discrimination, after it...
6 Apr 2020
Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines....