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Oct
20
2017

Government proposes new legislation to support grieving parents in the workplace

A Bill has been published that will entitle parents who suffer the death of a child to take paid bereavement leave. Currently, employees only have a right to take..

Oct
13
2017

Practicality of Family Friendly Rights in the Spotlight

Despite UK legislation having a number of family friendly rights, a recent TUC survey of 1,050 young working parents in low paid positions, found many dubious of how useful these..

Sep
15
2017

ACAS publishes guidance on supporting parents with ill or premature babies

ACAS has published guidance providing important information for both employees and employers in relation to premature births or full-term births where a child is ill. ..

Dec
29
2016

Employer’s view on employee’s dishonesty that matters, not Tribunal’s, in claims for re-engagement

In the recent case of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Farren, the EAT held that it is the employer’s view of the dishonesty of an employee seeking re-engagement..

Dec
23
2016

Woman entitled to compensation for failure to pay SMP despite “full and final” ACAS settlement

In Campus Living Villages UK v Commissioners for HMRC & Sexton, Ms Sexton was employed by Campus Living as Head of Finance. She was made redundant whilst pregnant and consequently..

Oct
09
2015

Shared parental leave and pay to be extended to working grandparents

At the Conservative Party conference this week the Chancellor announced that the Government will extend shared parental leave and pay to working grandparents, to increase flexibility and choice in parental..

Jul
28
2015

Campaign launched to combat EHRC findings of maternity discrimination

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched the #worksforme campaign, which aims to support employees and employers with pregnancy and maternity issues in the workplace...

Apr
02
2015

Shared Parental Leave - The top ten things you must remember

Much has been written about Shared Parental Leave (SPL) in recent months, but now it is here! SPL can be taken by an employee who has a baby due on..

Jan
16
2015

Get ready for Easter. More men than women want shared parental leave from 5 April

The new shared parental leave rules apply in respect of babies due on or after 5 April 2015, which happens to be Easter Sunday this year. According to a survey carried..

Nov
28
2014

Final shared parental leave and pay regulations published and in force from 1 December 2014

The Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/3050) and the Statutory Shared Parental Pay (General) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/3051) have been made final this week. They both come into force..



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