On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we look at the results of our surveys on maternity and paternity pay and leave and the extent to which employers enhance terms.
The findings of a comprehensive XpertHR survey on maternity pay and leave that examines the practices of 356 employers.
Additional information on the law on maternity leave and pay for NHS employers. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on pregnancy and maternity leave and pay.
The law on maternity pay and maternity allowance, including employees eligible for statutory maternity pay, notice and evidence required from the employee for statutory maternity pay purposes, and keeping-in-touch days and statutory maternity pay.
Additional information on the law on maternity pay and maternity allowance for NHS employers in Scotland, including Agenda for Change, hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service, consultants and associate specialists and specialty doctors. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on maternity pay and maternity allowance.
Additional information on the law on maternity pay and maternity allowance for local authority employers, including Green Book provisions. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on maternity pay and maternity allowance.
Almost half of employers enhance maternity pay to above the statutory minimum, according to our latest research, which also finds that the average annual bill for maternity leave per organisation, including the cost of replacements, is around £125,000.
XpertHR's survey of maternity pay arrangements at 263 organisations finds that more than half of employers offer enhancements above the statutory level, usually subject to a minimum length of service.
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we discuss: pay awards agreed in the first quarter of 2011; what they reveal about whether employers are conceding to pressure to award higher increases; and the outlook for pay awards for the rest of 2011. We also discuss the findings of the XpertHR maternity and paternity pay survey 2011, which looked at: how many employers offer enhanced maternity pay; what they offer and to whom; and how the right to additional paternity leave and pay has been received by employers.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to occupational maternity pay.