Employment & HR - Maternity, paternity, adoption

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RISK ASSESSMENT - 10.04.2024

The cost of not paying attention to risk assessments

Whilst undertaking risk assessments can be seen as a bit of a chore, doing so is a necessary part of keeping your workplace safe. What can go wrong with inadequate risk assessments?
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PARENTAL LEAVE - 08.04.2024

Parental leave and automatic unfair dismissal protection

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has refused to strike out an automatic unfair dismissal claim brought by an employee who argued his dismissal was because he sought to take parental leave. What was the rationale for the EAT’s decision?
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PATERNITY RIGHTS - 19.03.2024

Why offer enhanced paternity pay?

A parent charity has called for paternity leave to increase to six weeks and statutory paternity pay (SPP) to rise to 90% of pay. Should you provide more than SPP?
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PAY - 19.03.2024

What’s a “week’s pay” from 6 April 2024?

From 6 April 2024 the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2024 will increase the maximum amount of a “week’s pay” which is used to calculate statutory redundancy pay and the unfair dismissal basic award. What’s the new amount?
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TIME OFF - 02.03.2024

The new right to carer’s leave

On 6 April 2024 the new Carer’s Leave Regulations 2024 will come into force. How much statutory carer’s leave will your employees be entitled to take in any twelve-month period and is this a paid or unpaid right?
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PATERNITY LEAVE - 07.02.2024

Changes to the statutory paternity leave scheme

The government has published draft regulations which, once in force, will make changes to the way in which employees exercise their statutory entitlement to paternity leave. What are the changes?
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Employment & HR - Maternity, paternity, adoption

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PATERNITY LEAVE - 07.02.2024

Changes to the statutory paternity leave scheme

The government has published draft regulations which, once in force, will make changes to the way in which employees exercise their statutory entitlement to paternity leave. What are the changes?
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STATUTORY RATES - 25.01.2024

Statutory payment rates for 2024/25

Proposed new rates. The government has set out the following proposed increases to the statutory payment rates for 2024/25 in a new policy paper: The standard weekly rates of statutory maternity pay (SMP), statutory adoption pay (SAP), statutory paternity pay (SPP), statutory shared parental pay (ShPP) and statutory parental bereavement pay (SPBP) will increase from £172.48 to £184.03 (or, if lower, 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings). The weekly rate of statutory sick pay (SSP) will increase from £109.40 to £116.75 . The earnings threshold for qualifying for these payments will remain at £123 per week. Effective dates. The rates, and their effective dates, will be confirmed once an Order is made and this will then be subject to Parliamentary approval. However, it’s likely the increases to SMP, SAP, SPP, ShPP and SPBP will take effect for payment weeks commencing on or 7 April 2024, that being the first Sunday in April. SSP will increase from 6 April 2024 as that’s the start of the new tax year. ...
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PATERNITY RIGHTS - 19.03.2024

Why offer enhanced paternity pay?

A parent charity has called for paternity leave to increase to six weeks and statutory paternity pay (SPP) to rise to 90% of pay. Should you provide more than SPP?
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