Last week marks the beginning of a new legal entitlement for parents who wish to take advantage of additional flexibility when it comes to caring for their newborn child during the first year. Whilst previous legislation around supporting parents with new arrivals was relatively simple, the new Shared Parental Leave (SPL) is understandably more complex. […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]