Maternity & Paternity

What should employers consider when publishing parental leave and pay policies?

The government said in October that it plans to consult on the former employment relations minister Jo Swinson’s bill to...

2019 statutory pay rates revealed

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

Two thirds of dads take six months’ shared parental leave at Aviva

Enhancing shared parental pay to the same level as maternity pay has been shown to help lead to a dramatically...

Proposed requirement to publish family-friendly policies: implications for employers

The government is exploring the possibility of a new law requiring employers with more than 250 employees to publish details...

Ten employers publish parental leave and pay policies

Ten major employers have agreed to publish their parental leave and pay policies online.

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Top 10 HR questions August 2018 – Brexit and executive pay ratios

While progress has been made in some areas of the Brexit negotiations, including agreement on the rights of EU citizens...

Five lesser known maternity rights women must be aware of

With statistics suggesting autumn is the most popular season to give birth, Beverley Sunderland clarifies some lesser known maternity rights...

Shared parental leave: removing financial barriers could encourage uptake

UCL research suggests that shared parental leave is failing, with financial implications and strict eligibility creating barriers...

Uber to give drivers medical cover, sick pay and other benefits

Uber is to introduce numerous protections for its drivers through a new insurance scheme, including sick pay and maternity and...

Working mothers increase by almost 50% over 40 years

The proportion of working-age mothers in paid work increased by almost 50% over four decades, according to the Institute of...