Pregnant employees’ partners are entitled to take two weeks’ ordinary paternity leave provided that they have the required continuous service.

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.

Working fathers failed by Government policy

Policies designed to help fathers in the workplace need reforming if Government is to meet the needs of 21st century...

Why fatherhood holds the key to solving the gender pay gap

20 Mar 2018

The introduction of gender pay gap reporting has shifted the onus of responsibility for solving the gender pay gap to...

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Why supporting all carers benefits men, women and business

9 Feb 2018

Recent research showing how women and men continue to struggle to achieve the right balance between their work and family...

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New statutory pay rates for maternity, paternity, shared parental leave, adoption and sickness

27 Nov 2017

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

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Pregnant women and new mothers need more legal protection

7 Nov 2017

A charity has called for greater legal protections for new mothers, claiming the Government has failed to act on the...

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Family-friendly rights: a whistle-stop tour

23 Jun 2017

Shared parental leave has been in the press again of late, with a new father winning a sex discrimination claim...

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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: 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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Are fathers’ rights at work working?

1 Jun 2017

Despite the introduction of shared parental leave, employers have been slow to enhance fathers’ rights at work. John Smith, a...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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April 2017: nine key employment law changes

10 Apr 2017

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

5 Apr 2017

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

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Singapore employment law: what changes are coming in 2017?

5 Dec 2016

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

28 Nov 2016

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

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

14 Oct 2016

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

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