The government has published the proposed statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay, parental bereavement pay and sick pay from April 2021.
Four in five jobs still do not advertise flexible working options despite the huge shift to home working during the pandemic, according to research by Timewise.
Unilever is to begin a year-long trial of a four-day week at its offices in New Zealand with the aim of changing the way work is done, not increasing the hours worked over four days.
Applications for the new work visa routes open today for eligible overseas workers who wish to work in the UK from 1 January 2021.
Employees are likely to be encouraged to remain working from home until at least Easter 2021, when it is hoped that a combination of a tighter "tier" system, further testing and the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations will have "driven down" the coronavirus infection rate.
Employers in England face fines of up to £10,000 if they fail to prevent workers who should be self-isolating from going to the workplace.
Boris Johnson has confirmed that people should work from home if they can in a statement to the House of Commons today. He also announced that retail and hospitality staff will be required to wear face masks among a series of tighter restrictions designed to curb rising coronavirus infection rates.
Although the use of shared parental leave increased by 23 percentage points last year, only 13,100 couples applied to use the scheme last year.
The Labour party has called for the government to take urgent action to ensure that those who have been pregnant during the pandemic do not have their maternity pay wrongly docked.
Research by Carers UK has shown that employers are seeing the health, wellbeing and productivity of their workforces adversely impacted by a shortage of support from social care services.
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