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Pregnant employees are entitled to take 52 weeks’ maternity leave. 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.
11 Mar 2020
A quarter of mothers do not return to the same employer after maternity leave because they feel the organisation’s practices...
9 Mar 2020
Men are more likely than women to believe it possible to rise to the top of their careers while still...
18 Feb 2020
A highly anticipated case to test whether it is discriminatory for employers to enhance maternity pay while not doing the...
12 Feb 2020
Almost two-fifths of employees who plan to have children in the future expect to take shared parental leave – a...
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...
23 Dec 2019
Two-thirds of people who voted Conservative in the 2019 general election want the new government to protect or enhance workers’...
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...
30 Oct 2019
Standard Life Aberdeen will offer nine months’ fully paid leave from January.
25 Oct 2019
New parents in Jersey will be offered up to 52 weeks’ leave in new legislation that has been described as...