Carers Leave The government has responded to its consultation on carers leave and confirmed that it will introduce an entitlement to carer’s leave as a day one right for employees. The entitlement will be to take up to one week
Five Major Employment Legislation Proposals That May Progress in 2021 Many proposed employment law changes that the Government has put forward in the last few years have stalled, mainly as a result of the focus on Brexit and the coronavirus
New Support For Survivors Of Domestic Abuse As part of the Government’s wider approach to tackling domestic abuse, they are reviewing employment rights with a view to providing new support for survivors of domestic abuse. The review is seeking views
Leave for Unpaid Carers A new family-friendly right that is expected to make its way into the Employment Bill is leave for unpaid carers. The government has started a consultation on the proposal to give employees, who are also unpaid
Carer’s Leave The government is currently undertaking consultation about the provision of unpaid leave for carers. Under the proposals, carers would be entitled to one week of unpaid leave each year to allow them to provide care flexibly during regular
Introduction of Neonatal Leave and Pay The chancellor’s Budget for 2020 included a provision to allow parents of premature babies to claim an additional £160 per week for every week their child is in neonatal care, up to a maximum
Menopause Policies Policies that cater for the specific needs of different groups of employee are becoming increasingly common. A cross-party group of MPs has called for women going through the menopause to be more fully catered for. Internal policies highlighting
Government Consults On Parental Leave Rights. The consultation document “Good Work Plan: Proposals to support families” has potentially far-reaching implications for employers and employees.
Government Launches Statutory Sick Pay Consultation The Government has launched a Statutory Sick Pay consultation seeking views on ways that the government and employers can take action to reduce ill-health related job loss. This includes looking at the threshold for
EU Citizens Rights in the UK. As Brexit draws closer, currently 31 October 2019, we outline here the rights of EU citizens in the UK.