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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.
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
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...
19 Nov 2019
Only 15 of the organisations in the FTSE 250 are telling job candidates how much paid leave they could expect...
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...
2 Aug 2019
Amid all the political turmoil in July, employers will be forgiven for missing a flurry of proposed new employment laws...
19 Jul 2019
Parents of premature babies could be entitled to one week of paid leave for every week their baby is in hospital.
24 Jun 2019
Theresa May could offer fathers 12 weeks’ paid paternity leave as one of her ’legacy’ policies before she leaves office as Prime Minister.
16 Jun 2019
Almost a quarter (23%) of new fathers did not qualify for statutory paid paternity leave last year, either because they...
31 May 2019
JPMorgan Chase will pay $5m to settle a discrimination claim filed by a male employee in the US
28 May 2019
The Court of Appeal has ruled that employers can enhance maternity pay, while only offering statutory shared parental pay for fathers.
20 May 2019
Denmark has some of the most generous parental leave and childcare support schemes in the world. But have these had...