Grandparental leave

How has Brexit impacted employment legislation?

The number of business-related laws passed in 2018 fell by 27%, according to research by Thomson Reuters. With civil service...

Five things to know about family leave in 2019

10 Jan 2019

The area of family rights will continue to be a hot topic in 2019, both in terms of new cases...

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Employment regs: what happened to the ones that got away?

20 Jun 2018

Keeping on top of employment law developments can feel like a full-time job for HR professionals, but that’s just the...

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Top 10 HR questions November 2017: Gender pay gap reporting looms large

7 Dec 2017

Employers have just under five months left to publish their gender pay gap reports. Most employers covered by the gender...

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Half of fathers would use shared parental leave

5 Apr 2017

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

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Shared parental leave take-up woefully low, CIPD reveals

16 Dec 2016

Just 5% of new fathers and 8% of new mothers have opted to take shared parental leave since it was...

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“Pawternity” leave? Time off work for pets and other leave of the future

1 Dec 2016

Around half of UK households own a pet, according to the RSPCA. So why is there not a specific legal...

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Maternity, paternity and shared (grand)parental leave webinar

2 Sep 2016

ON DEMAND |What do employers need to consider when an employee or an employee's partner has a baby? Parental rights in recent years have been broadened to include the mother’s ...

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Will shared grandparental leave help or hinder employers?

25 Jul 2016

The Government plans a consultation on a new right to shared grandparental leave to support employees with childcare responsibilities. Caroline...

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Shared parental leave: enhanced pay is key to take-up

1 Jun 2016

Employers that enhance shared parental pay are twice as likely to receive shared parental leave requests as those who offer...

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A consultation on grandparents' shared parental leave will be launched in May 2016.

Budget 2016: shared grandparental leave proposals to be unveiled in May

17 Mar 2016

The first consultation on the extension of shared parental leave to grandparents will be launched in May, Chancellor George Osborne...

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Congratulation leave? Unusual types of leave from around the world

14 Jan 2016

Anyone thinking that the UK’s upcoming grandparental leave is unnecessary meddling by law-makers should look beyond these shores at the...

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The 2015 HR quiz of the year

16 Dec 2015

All up to date with employment law? Have your finger on the pulse of best HR practice? Then take our...

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“Cultural perceptions” discouraging fathers from taking shared parental leave

22 Oct 2015

Just 2% of employers say that they have experienced a significant take-up of shared parental leave, but 38% have received...

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Shared grandparental leave could stop fathers playing a greater role in parenting. Voisin/Phanie/REX Shutterstock

Shared grandparental leave risks dads missing out – Jo Swinson

6 Oct 2015

George Osborne’s announcement that working grandparents will be eligible to shared parental leave entitlement looks like a progressive move, but...

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