Maternity, paternity and adoption
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Does anyone understand shared parental leave?
People Management, April 2015, p.42-43
Carly Chynoweth provides clarification on some of the complex eligibility rules for the new shared parental leave legislation in force from 5 April 2015.
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Employers settling claims by pregnant employees who want the settlement agreement to cover statutory maternity pay (SMP) must expressly mention it in the agreement, otherwise it will not be covered and the employee will be able to claim it separately.
Employers calculating redundancy, holiday or other pay-related compensation should take advice before reducing it if the employee has recently been on parental leave (or other leave during which they receive no or reduced pay), according to an EU ruling.
Employers offering enhanced contractual maternity pay to mothers are not guilty of direct or indirect discrimination or of breaching equal pay rules, if they fail to give enhanced pay to fathers taking shared parental leave as well, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
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Maternity and paternity
This chapter of the handbook looks at the maternity and paternity rights applying to employees including: maternity, paternity and adoption pay; maternity, paternity and adoption leave; shared parental leave and pay; time off for antenatal care. Contains sample policies and letters.
Working hours and holidays
This chapter looks at the Working Time Regulations 1998; annual holidays; parental leave; Sunday working; the employment of schoolchildren; and flexible working.
Maternity/paternity rights, Adoption leave and pay, flexible working for parents and carers
These sections of the chapter on employment law cover the rights of working parents including maternity and paternity leave and pay; shared parental leave and pay; adoption leave and pay, flexible working for carers and parents; time off for dependents; and the right to return to work after maternity leave.
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The article offers advice on legislation related to human resources (HR) compliance in Great Britain. Topics include dealing with discrimination law, the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment Regulations (TUPE) related to service provision, and flexible working regulations. Also noted are employment law related to religion, shared parental leave (SPL) regulations, and the need for written records of employee discipline and grievance procedures..
Most employment rights 'indispensable', says businesses. Survey finds majority want to avoid post-Brexit 'bonfire'
The article reports on the results of a survey to determine what laws employers feel are indispensable, despite Great Britain withdrawing from the European Union. It mentions unfair dismissal laws, minimum wage laws, as well as those laws regarding parental leave.
How can employers do more to support working fathers?
The article presents the views of employee benefit professionals Paula Cunnington, Jeremy Davies, Megan Jarvie on how employers can help support working fathers. Cunnington notes the benefits of shared parental pay, and the need to implement reforms in paternal leaves and flexible working hours for dads according to Davies. Moreover, Jarvie also noted the significance Young Dads Collective program which helps young fathers to cope up with parenthood.
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