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  • April 2017: nine key employment law changes

    Date:
    13 March 2017

    The run-up to April is typically a busy time of year for HR professionals, with new employment legislation due to come into force. 2017 is no exception, with the most significant development being the introduction of the gender pay gap reporting duty for larger employers. However, there are a number of other key changes affecting all employers, regardless of their size.

  • Ten important employment law cases in 2016

    Date:
    1 December 2016

    What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.

  • Premature babies and maternity leave: what's the legal position?

    Date:
    26 October 2016

    Mothers of premature babies are campaigning for statutory maternity leave to be extended where mothers give birth early. Stephen Simpson explains the current legal position, and how the law might be changed.

  • Calculating statutory maternity pay: five tips for employers

    Date:
    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.

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