The Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Regulations, which will be known as Jack’s Law in memory of Jack Herd whose mother Lucy campaigned tirelessly on the issue, will implement a statutory right to a minimum of 2 weeks’ leave for all employed parents if they lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy.
This is a statutory right for employees and is irrespective of how long they have worked for their employer. Many employers already react sympathetically to these difficult situations and what Jack’s Law does is brings some clarity by setting a minimum statutory time frame and payment system. Helping individuals and families when they need it most.
Shared Parental Leave, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Parental Leave are all types of Family Leave that are available to working parents. They are complex pieces of legislation that have left many employers unclear as to what the rules are around pay and in particular, where do men and women need to be treated the same. Find out what you should be doing.
Changing terms and conditions of employment can be difficult. We’ve recently had a number of our clients ask whether they can change their employees’ terms and conditions of employment, particularly following a TUPE transfer. A simple answer is yes you can, but you need to follow a diligent process and be aware of potential pitfalls.
If you have a staff base made up of employees on differing terms of employment, either due to different contract revisions or having transferred employees through business purchases, you may get to a point where you want to have all employees on one set of terms and conditions (referred to as ‘harmonising’). This may be for economic reasons, to help with administration and management or just to ensure everyone is getting the same deal.
The Christmas Party gives you a great opportunity to celebrate with your employees but it can also cause a lot of HR headaches. This blog post looks at the things you should watch out for and sets out some steps you can take to make sure that the only headaches the next day are ones caused by alcohol!
Age discrimination legislation has been around since 2006 and so is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. Some workplaces still seem to be catching up with the idea that inappropriate references to age in the workplace can land them in the same kind of legal nightmare as inappropriate references to gender or race.
When the Shared Parental Leave & Pay Regulations 2014 were rolled out last year the sound of heads being scratched could be heard across many companies as the practicalities of these regulations were digested. Now over a year on, we wanted to remind you of your SPL obligations and also highlights risk areas that have come out of a recent Tribunal decision.
The question arises frequently as to whether evidence gathered this way is admissible in an employment tribunal case and also whether undertaking covert recording is a criminal act. We’ve also been asked about whether or not employers are able to monitor and record their employees. This post explores this topic.
At this time of year employee absenteeism can be on the rise. It’s not the coughs and colds that lead to the “I’m too ill to work” telephone calls, it tends to be more related to sunburn and Pimms! This post looks at how you can deal with this type of absence.