Paternity Leave / Pay

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The rise of "stay at home dads". Hrlaw's quick guide to Additional Paternity Leave ("APL")

Times are changing. The stereotypical image of the mother left holding the screaming baby whilst the father “brings home the bacon” is being increasingly challenged.  With fathers choosing/needing to get more and more involved in the initial...

HR Law's "need to know" guide to new laws in 2013

Now that the festive period is over and everyone in Government is back at their desks, employment lawyers and HR professionals alike can brace themselves for what will be an action-packed year of employment law reform.  Here are the highlights: ...

Auntie looks at service contracts

Dear Aunty I have recently taken over the HR function at a carpet business. The company engages around 50 self-employed carpet fitters who do the carpet fitting jobs that we arrange for them. We provide the tools, insurance and uniforms, but then deduct...

New Year, New Problems

New year, new problems.. 2010 saw key developments in case law which Ozlem Kulle and Helen Besch outline in their articles. This article highlights key cases that are likely to be decided in 2011. Age discrimination The ECJ is considering in the German...

From Here to Maternity: ECJ pushes the boundaries of Family Friendly Rights

Rights for working mums received a major boost recently when the High Court ruled that the UK ’s current maternity regime does not comply with EU law.  Hot on the heels of the revised maternity laws which took effect from April this year as...

Proposed new paternity rights - Who's left holding the baby?

The government has just announced its new family friendly proposals, following extensive consultation. They will appear in the Work and Families Bill. The new / changed laws will be introduced in April 2007. The proposal includes extending Statutory...

When absence doesn't necessarily make the heart grow fonder...

This article highlights some important points to bear in mind when dealing with staff absence from work whether this be time off for public duties, time off for dependants, paternity and parental leave or “absence” in the form of flexible working...