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.
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.
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.
Practical guidance on dealing with the situation where an employee becomes pregnant again while on maternity leave, including entitlement to SMP.
The minimum entitlement to time off work for employees on maternity leave. This leave is irrespective of length of service.
A worked example setting out how to calculate the effect of a pay rise on an employee's statutory maternity pay where the employee is paid weekly and there are two pay rises between the start of the calculation period and the end of the employee's maternity leave.
A worked example setting out how to calculate the effect of a pay rise on an employee's statutory maternity pay where the employee is paid monthly and receives a discretionary bonus during the calculation period.
A worked example setting out how to deal with the situation where an employee in receipt of maternity allowance becomes entitled to statutory maternity pay as a result of a pay rise.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to maternity leave and maternity pay.