Employment & HR - Maternity, paternity, adoption

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PATERNITY LEAVE - 03.06.2024

Paternity Leave (Bereavement) Bill

Bill. A Private Members’ Bill which has government support has completed its passage through the House of Commons and is now before the House of Lords. If enacted, the Paternity Leave (Bereavement) Bill will provide powers for amended provisions on paternity leave in cases where the child’s mother or primary adopter dies. ...
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MATERNITY LEAVE - 03.06.2024

Why must you confirm the end date of maternity leave?

Once you’ve received notice of the date an employee intends to start their maternity leave, you have 28 days to notify them of the date on which it will end. If you fail to do so, there are some adverse consequences. What are they?
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RISK ASSESSMENT - 09.05.2024

Why was worker crushed by overhead crane?

A manufacturing company has been fined after one of its employees was crushed to death at a factory. What were the circumstances of the accident and how could it have been avoided?
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MATERNITY LEAVE - 08.05.2024

Pay and benefits during maternity leave

Pay is replaced by statutory maternity pay (SMP) during maternity leave, but benefits continue to accrue. However, the position isn’t always that straightforward. What tricky issues might you encounter relating to pay and benefits?
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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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Employment & HR - Maternity, paternity, adoption

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MATERNITY LEAVE - 03.06.2024

Why must you confirm the end date of maternity leave?

Once you’ve received notice of the date an employee intends to start their maternity leave, you have 28 days to notify them of the date on which it will end. If you fail to do so, there are some adverse consequences. What are they?
Read more

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?
Read more

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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