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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.
1 Apr 2021
Volvo Cars has today announced the global roll-out of its brand new ‘Family Bond’ paid parental leave policy after a...
10 Mar 2021
Women in OECD countries receive around a quarter less income than men from the pension system.
12 Feb 2021
MPs have voted to give ministers paid maternity leave, but the bill has been criticised for excluding backbench MPs and for giving no mention to paternity leave.
12 Feb 2021
Employers could do more to make working parents aware of their rights to leave and financial support during the pandemic, a study has claimed.
8 Dec 2020
The government has published the proposed statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay, parental bereavement...
21 Oct 2020
What stereotypes need to be broken down before working mothers can achieve a level playing field?
5 Oct 2020
As we prepare to celebrate the Personnel Today Awards in November, it’s time to showcase those organisations that made the...
9 Sep 2020
Calls to extend parental leave and pay for families because of the Covid-19 pandemic have been rejected by the government,...
12 Aug 2020
The Labour party has called for the government to take urgent action to ensure that those who have been pregnant...
6 Jul 2020
Employers warned they could lose out on the best talent if they do not include transparency over family friendly working arrangements.
10 Jun 2020
Parents who are on statutory maternity and paternity leave due to return to work in the next few months will...
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...
6 Apr 2020
Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines....