Updated to include the latest information on the possible extension of shared parental leave to grandparents.
Special guest Jo Broadbent, who is a professional support lawyer with Hogan Lovells, joins us to discuss the rights that apply to pregnant employees and those on maternity leave in a redundancy situation, including the practical steps employers can take to avoid falling foul of the law.
Updated to include details of the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, which will introduce an entitlement to at least two weeks' paid leave for qualifying employees in the event of the death of their child.
Additional information on the law on maternity leave and pay for NHS employers. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on maternity leave and pay.
One quarter (24%) of women on maternity leave are not offered the same training opportunities as their colleagues, according to research published by digital learning provider Avado.
The Government has launched a call for evidence seeking views on barriers to returning to work after taking time out of the workplace due to caring responsibilities.
XpertHR research into maternity pay arrangements finds a wide variety of approaches among employers paying above the statutory provisions. It also examines how organisations are enhancing paternity leave and pay.
Shared parental leave has been in the press again of late, with a new father winning a sex discrimination claim for his employer's failure to enhance its shared parental pay. How can employers stay on top of the various family-friendly rights available to employees? We provide a whistle-stop tour of who is entitled to what, and when.
The UK's social care crisis was a hot topic during this month's general election, serving to highlight the growing number of people who have to juggle work with caring responsibilities. Steve Herbert, head of benefits strategy at Jelf Employee Benefits, looks at how employers can support staff who are carers.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to family-friendly rights and support.