All items: Family-friendly benefits

  • Employment law changes: October 2016 and beyond

    15 September 2016

    The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed.

  • Will shared grandparental leave help or hinder employers?

    3 August 2016

    The Government plans a consultation on a new right to shared grandparental leave to support employees with childcare responsibilities.

  • Five important employment law cases in 2016… and five more to come

    22 July 2016

    So far in 2016, there have been notable employment law cases on: holiday pay; childcare vouchers; social media at work; fraudulent sick leave; and reasonable adjustments for disabled people.

  • Calculating statutory maternity pay: five tips for employers

    20 June 2016

    Statutory maternity pay (SMP) can be tricky to calculate, for example where an employee's pay increases during her maternity leave. We set out five top tips for employers struggling with SMP calculations.

  • Shared parental leave: the basics

    29 August 2014

    Consultant editor Darren Newman provides an overview of the new right to shared parental leave and suggests that, while the relevant legislation is complicated, dealing with shared parental leave itself need not be.

  • Additional paternity leave

    5 July 2010

    The right to additional paternity leave came into force in April 2010, and affects the parents of children with a due date on or after 3 April 2011. Essentially it allows the mother of a child to "donate" some of her maternity leave entitlement to the father, who can then take up to 26 weeks off work to care for the child.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to family-friendly benefits.