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Family-friendly rights and support

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  • Cases on appeal

    Type:
    Law reports

    Updated to reflect that the Supreme Court has granted Ms Tomlinson-Blake, supported by Unison, leave to appeal the Court of Appeal's decision in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake.

  • Flexible working doesn't diminish mums' chronic stress

    Date:
    28 January 2019
    Type:
    News

    Biological indications for chronic stress are 40% higher in women bringing up two children while working full-time compared with colleagues with no children.

  • Maternity leave

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on the Government's consultation on extending redundancy protection for pregnant women and new parents.

  • Childcare main barrier for unemployed parents

    Date:
    14 January 2019
    Type:
    News

    Eighty-six per cent of unemployed parents want to return to work, though many experience difficulty in finding roles that fit around their childcare routines.

  • Date:
    11 January 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what were the 10 most important judgments in 2018 that every employer should know about?

  • Podcast: Key employment cases for 2019

    Date:
    11 January 2019
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Which employment cases will have the biggest impact on HR in 2019? We assess the likely impact on employers of upcoming cases on: the national minimum wage, shared parental leave, holiday pay, restrictive covenants, collective bargaining, covert CCTV, and employment status.

  • Date:
    10 January 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The area of family rights will continue to be a hot topic in 2019, both in terms of new cases and the family in society at large. Esther Langdon and Danielle Garland from law firm Vedder Price look at this year's trends and how employers can prepare.

  • What should employers consider when publishing parental leave and pay policies?

    Date:
    19 December 2018
    Type:
    News

    The government said in October that it plans to consult on the former employment relations minister Jo Swinson's bill to oblige large employers to publish their parental leave packages. Harry Abrams looks at what the measures might entail.

  • Podcast: HR developments 2018/2019

    Date:
    14 December 2018
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We review the key employment law developments of 2018 and the impact of these for HR, including: Brexit; the GDPR; the apprenticeship levy; pay reporting; parental bereavement leave; and family-friendly policies.

  • Date:
    13 December 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. We set out an eight-point plan so employers can prepare.

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