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Family-friendly rights and support

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  • Cases on appeal

    Type:
    Law reports

    Updated to reflect that the Court of Appeal will not hear the appeal in Awan v ICTS UK Ltd because the parties reached a settlement.

  • Date:
    3 December 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • Only 15 FTSE 250 firms publicise parental leave policies

    Date:
    20 November 2019
    Type:
    News

    Only 15 of the organisations in the FTSE 250 are telling job candidates how much paid leave they could expect if they have a baby, according to new analysis.

  • Standard Life Aberdeen offers nine months' fully paid leave for all new parents

    Date:
    31 October 2019
    Type:
    News

    Standard Life Aberdeen has announced perhaps one of the best parental leave and pay policies in the UK with nine months' fully paid leave for all new parents.

  • Calculators on XpertHR

    Type:
    Quick reference

    Revised to reflect that the redundancy pay calculator has been updated with the predicted maximum amount of a week’s pay effective from 6 April 2020.

  • A fifth of over-45s expect to quit work to care for relatives

    Date:
    10 October 2019
    Type:
    News

    One in five (19%) employees aged over 45 expects to quit their job to care for an adult relative full time, according to research from Aviva.

  • Date:
    21 August 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • Date:
    6 August 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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?

  • Date:
    26 July 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • Consultation on proposals to support families

    Type:
    Consultations

    The Government is seeking views on proposals to reform statutory parental leave entitlements to support working parents achieve greater work-life balance.

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