Parental Leave – Bereavement Leave For Parents

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill is set for a second reading. The Bill proposes to allow parents paid leave to grieve and make arrangements following the death of a dependent. Currently, the Employment Rights Act allows parents reasonable time off unpaid for emergencies, including bereavement. However, reasonable is a loose term that is […]

By |2019-12-24T19:45:23+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Employee Leave|0 Comments

Shared Parental Leave – Latest Statistics

A survey by CIPD has found that just 5% of fathers and 8% of mothers have opted to take shared parental leave since it was introduced 18 months ago.  We previously discussed why take up was so low and this survey added it may also be because free childcare is only applicable to children aged 3 and […]

Shared Parental Leave – One year on:

Shared Parental Leave celebrated its first birthday this month, however, take up by male parents has been low. A recent study suggests that there has been less than 1% take up of the policy despite over 250,000 working fathers being eligible. One factor behind the suggested low take up is believed to be that many male […]

The Budget: An Employment Law Perspective

For anyone who miraculously managed to avoid the budget media circus yesterday (including our previous post) the main highlights yesterday were: The failure to meet economic targets, turning all schools into academies and taxing sugary foods, but, amidst all the over-reporting and endless analysis there were a few employment law tidbits that may have missed […]

Meet the (Grand) Parents – Parental leave to be extended to grand parents

It has been 6 months since shared parental leave has been introduced and whilst it has yet to revolutionise parenting it is very much an option for soon to be parents. At the Conservative party conference, George Osborne announced plans to extend shared parental leave towards Grandparents. It is estimated that nearly 50% of parents rely […]

By |2019-12-25T12:17:29+00:00October 26th, 2015|Age Discrimination, Employee Leave, Retirement|0 Comments