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Employment Law Update – 2015

Spring is here and the daffodils are out, well mostly. It’s that time of year again for the legislative changes. The implementation of shared parental leave and pay is by far the most complex change this year but there are a few more statutory changes to look out for in April. Shared parental leave and […]

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2014 Employment Law Round Up

This year has seen some exciting developments in employment law. Some of the highlights that could have an impact on you and our employees are outlined below: – –  Shared Parental Leave – Employees with at least 26 weeks service are able to take shared parental leave as an alternative to the full maternity leave […]

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Parental Leave Increase

Men and women are entitled to parental leave if they have dependants under the age of five or a child who receives disability allowance. On 8th March 2013 this entitlement was increased from 13 weeks to 18 weeks unpaid parental leave per child. For each child who receives disability allowance, the parent is entitled to […]

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Supporting employees through adoption and IVF

  Any employee who is undergoing IVF treatment should be treated exactly the same as other pregnant employees. They will be entitled to paid time off for antenatal care only once fertilised embryo has been implanted. As an employer you should recognise and support individuals who find themselves in need of medical interventions to have […]

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Compliance for Return to Work after Statutory Maternity Leave

When an employee returns to work after their statutory leave there are various legal obligations: They have the right to return to work to the same job and the same terms and  conditions if they return to work after the 26 weeks of ordinary leave. If they return to work after the period of 26 weeks of […]

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Keeping in Touch (KIT) Days

Employees being paid SMP are able to attend work for up to a maximum of ten days during their maternity leave, this includes adoption or additional paternity leave. There is no obligation on the employee to attend KIT days nor is there any obligation on the employer to offer them. However, keeping in touch days […]

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Statutory Payments and Leave

Who is eligible? When are they eligible? How much do they get? When do they get it? Who pays for it? Where can you get help? The questions surrounding maternity and paternity pay/leave are endless. Managing the process smoothly will ensure that your workload planning is efficient and your business can continue running effectively. Simple […]

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Pregnancy Risk Assessments

          As an employer you have a legal duty to protect pregnant women at work from any work related risks. Once an employer has been informed in writing that an employee is a new or expectant mother, the employer needs to complete a risk assessment that identifies any risk to the […]

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Pregnancy in the Workplace

  Pregnant employees have legal rights in your workplace. From maternity leave, maternity pay, ante-natal care right through to risk assessments – it is your responsibility to treat a pregnant employee fairly and without discrimination. There are many minefields in this area but the key facts are pregnant employees have the right to: paid time […]

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Shared Maternity Leave Proposal

Plans for shared parental leave announced by government The Government has proposed a new Children and Families Bill this will offer both parents the opportunity to care for a new born baby. The plans will allow parents to ‘mix and match’ the care between them for during the first year. It also aims to extend […]

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