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Imminent changes to employment law

Employment law is a rapidly changing arena, therefore we have set out a list of some of the imminent changes that will affect employers and individuals in the coming months. Note: this article contains no mention of events due to…

Pregnancy and infant loss awareness month

October marks pregnancy and infant loss awareness month with baby loss awareness week marked specifically between 9 to 15 October. Taboo It remains a silent subject, one that is rarely acknowledged, let alone openly spoken about. This year a number of charities…

The Taylor Review

The long awaited Taylor Review was published on 11 July 2017 amid much media attention. The report, which was commissioned by Theresa May in 2016, seeks to undertake a wide-ranging review of employment legislation and practice in light of recent changes…

Shared parental leave – your questions answered

With the Shared Parental Leave Regulations now firmly in force, we consider the impact that the regulations have on businesses. What is shared parental leave? Shared parental leave (SPL) will not replace the current statutory maternity, adoption and paternity leave regime. SPL is…

Proposed increases to statutory pay

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced the following proposed increases to statutory pay, including maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay benefits, from April 2017. ­­The weekly rate of statutory sick pay (SSP) will be £89.35 The weekly rate of statutory…

What is Shared Parental Leave?

Shared parental leave (SPL) will not replace the current statutory maternity, adoption and paternity leave regime. SPL is optional for parents and is intended to give working families more flexibility and choices over when they take leave during the first…