A new right for fathers and partners to take time off to attend antenatal appointments came in on 1 October 2014. The question that tops the list of most popular FAQs on XpertHR last month explains the new right.
Another new family-friendly right – shared parental leave – requires a lot more planning on the part of employers than the extension of the right to time off for antenatal appointments. XpertHR continues to add more FAQs on how shared parental leave will operate, as employers prepare for April 2015, and these continue to be among the most popular questions on the site.
Other questions on the list cover employees’ use of social media and flexible working.