Where an employee who has given notice of her resignation notifies her employer that she is pregnant during the notice period will she be entitled to statutory maternity pay?
Will a surrogate mother be entitled to paid maternity leave?
If a pregnant employee is made redundant before commencing maternity leave can her employer pay her statutory maternity pay in one lump sum?
Where an annual pay rise coincides with an employee's maternity leave will this affect her maternity pay?
Is an employee who suffers a miscarriage eligible to receive SMP?
Where a baby is born before 24 weeks of pregnancy but lives for a short period only, will the mother be entitled to maternity leave and pay?
On what day of the week does statutory maternity pay start?
Potentially yes, provided that she meets the normal eligibility
criteria. What the birth mother plans to do with her baby after it is born has
no impact on her right to maternity leave or statutory maternity pay. Pregnant
employees have the right, irrespective of length of service, age, marital status
or any other factor, to take up to 52 weeks' maternity leave and resume working
afterwards. The employee must also give her employer notification of her
pregnancy, of her expected week of childbirth and of the date on which she
intends her maternity leave to start. This notification must be in writing if
the employer so requests. Notification must be provided no later than the end of
the 15th week before the week that the employee's baby is expected
unless this is not reasonably practicable, in which case the employee must
notify the employer as soon as it is reasonably practicable for her to do so.
In order to qualify for statutory maternity pay, the employee must
have a minimum of 26 weeks' continuous service calculated as at the end of the
15th week before the week the baby is due, which is known as the
"qualifying week". She must also have average weekly earnings that are equal to
or greater than the lower earnings limit for national insurance contributions in
force at the time, and still be employed by her employer during the qualifying
week. Entitlement to statutory maternity pay exists irrespective of whether the
employee plans to give her baby away after it is born.
Will a woman for whom a surrogate mother gives birth to a child be entitled to paid maternity leave?
Can an employee take on paid work during her maternity leave?
Can an employer make provision for repayment of contractual maternity pay should an employee not return to work for a certain period after her leave?
Where an employee has been absent on maternity leave must she return to work for a particular period of time before qualifying for another period of maternity leave and pay?
Is statutory maternity pay subject to tax and national insurance?
How much of the statutory maternity pay that it has paid out can an employer recover?
Where a salesperson is not paid commission until the pay date in the month after the one in which she earned it, is the employer obliged to pay her commission earned before she went on maternity leave, while she is on maternity leave?
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