Family-friendly rights and support
Pregnancy loss charities have welcomed recent initiatives by some employers to offer paid time off to employees affected by miscarriage or stillbirth. One form of pregnancy loss that is rarely talked about, however, is termination for medical reasons. Jane Fisher takes us through the specific difficulties that can arise and how employers can help.
Lockdown has brought many challenges for employers and employees alike - not least those who have had to juggle their day-to-day work with home schooling a child or caring for another dependant. Graham Brown takes a look at ways in which employers can help support working carers and parents.
While continuing to deal with the impact of coronavirus, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the usual raft of April employment law changes. In April 2021, these changes include the extension of IR35 reforms to the private sector, a tweak to the national minimum wage age bands, and increases to statutory redundancy pay and statutory maternity pay.
Many proposed employment law changes that the Government has put forward in the last few years have stalled, mainly as a result of the focus on Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic. Which proposals could be resurrected in 2021 and what would they mean for employers?
Following the December 2019 general election, consultant editor Darren Newman examines the new majority Conservative Government's potential employment law plans.
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.
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?
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.
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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