Commentary and analysis

All items: Family-friendly rights and support

  • Employment rights: What might the new majority Conservative Government have planned?

    Date:
    17 December 2019

    Following the December 2019 general election, consultant editor Darren Newman examines the new majority Conservative Government's potential employment law plans.

  • The 10 most important employment law cases in 2019

    Date:
    3 December 2019

    As always, HR professionals have had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2019. We count down the 10 most important judgments of the year that every employer should know about.

  • Enhanced redundancy protection for pregnant employees and new parents: Overview for employers

    Date:
    21 August 2019

    The Government is pressing ahead with plans to extend the period during which pregnant employees and new parents are entitled to be offered any suitable alternative vacancy if they are being made redundant. We look at how the law will change and the headaches that the amendments could cause for employers.

  • Neonatal leave and pay: How would it work?

    Date:
    6 August 2019

    The Government has published its initial plans for the introduction of neonatal leave and pay. This proposed new type of family-friendly leave is in the early stages of development, but what clues does the Government's first consultation provide for employers about how neonatal leave and pay would work?

  • July 2019 employment law announcements: Key proposals for HR

    Date:
    26 July 2019

    July 2019 saw progress made on an unusual number of proposed employment law changes. The Government published consultations covering workplace sexual harassment, statutory sick pay, family-friendly leave and pay, flexibility in working hours, modern slavery statements, and enforcement of worker rights. It also made announcements on changes to the laws on rehabilitation periods for offenders, settlement agreements, and protection against redundancy during pregnancy and maternity leave.

  • No requirement to match enhanced maternity pay with enhanced shared parental leave pay

    Date:
    25 June 2019

    Consultant editor Darren Newman examines the recent Court of Appeal decision that puts paid - for now at least - to the argument that employers that offer enhanced maternity pay must offer the equivalent for employees on shared parental leave.

  • How should employers support returning mothers' mental health?

    Date:
    9 May 2019

    Returning to work after maternity leave can be a stressful time for a new mother and managers should be alive to the signs of poor mental wellbeing. But such risks can be minimised when careful thought is given to training, communication and flexible working opportunities, as Boma Adoki explains.

  • How maternity coaching can attract and retain female talent

    Date:
    11 January 2012

    Targeted coaching for mothers can ensure a smooth return to work after maternity leave, and help employers attract and retain valued female employees. XpertHR examines this rising trend and looks at what is on offer to help support new fathers.

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