We discuss what employers can do to help ensure that an employee's maternity leave runs smoothly, including communicating clearly on holiday entitlement and maternity pay.
What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.
The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2017.
Updated to include the rate of the lower earnings limit for 2017/18.
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.
We discuss the various types of family-friendly leave and who is entitled to what and when.
The minimum entitlement to time off work for employees on maternity leave. This leave is irrespective of length of service.
A worked example setting out how to calculate the effect of a pay rise on an employee's statutory maternity pay where the employee is paid weekly and there are two pay rises between the start of the calculation period and the end of the employee's maternity leave.
A worked example setting out how to calculate the effect of a pay rise on an employee's statutory maternity pay where the employee is paid monthly and receives a discretionary bonus during the calculation period.
A worked example setting out how to deal with the situation where an employee in receipt of maternity allowance becomes entitled to statutory maternity pay as a result of a pay rise.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to maternity leave and pay.