Maternity & Paternity

April 2020 employment law changes: eight tasks for HR

Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines....

Quarter of women leave for another employer after career break

A quarter of mothers do not return to the same employer after maternity leave because they feel the organisation’s practices...

UK women least optimistic about impact of parenthood on career

Men are more likely than women to believe it possible to rise to the top of their careers while still...

Shared parental pay case refused Supreme Court appeal

A highly anticipated case to test whether it is discriminatory for employers to enhance maternity pay while not doing the...

Prepare for surge in shared parental leave requests, law firm urges

Almost two-fifths of employees who plan to have children in the future expect to take shared parental leave – a...

Sacked pregnant worker wins £17k compensation from Liz Earle Beauty Company

Helen Larkin was made redundant at eight months' pregnant.

Family-friendly rights: what to look out for in 2020 and beyond

Brexit seemed to put the brakes on progress for family-friendly rights last year, but 2020 and beyond could see some...

April 2020 statutory maternity, paternity and sick pay rates published

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

‘Protect workers’ rights after Brexit’, voters urge Boris Johnson

Two-thirds of people who voted Conservative in the 2019 general election want the new government to protect or enhance workers’...

Top 10 HR questions November 2019: IR35, Christmas parties and PILON

Pending a review announced by chancellor Sajid Javid, reforms to the IR35 rules are due to be extended to the...