The New Right To Shared Parental Leave And Pay – Are You Ready?

The New Right To Shared Parental Leave And Pay – Are You Ready?

October 30, 2014

The government is introducing a new right to shared parental leave and pay for babies due or children matched for adoption on or after 5 April 2015. This is part of its reforms to encourage both parents to be involved in the care of their children. Shared parental leave and pay is designed to allow parents to split time off work in the first year after birth or adoption in a way that suits them.

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New Right For Expectant Fathers & Partners Of Pregnant Women

New Right For Expectant Fathers & Partners Of Pregnant Women

October 6, 2014

From 1 October 2014, expectant fathers and partners of pregnant women are entitled to unpaid time off work to attend two antenatal appointments. This new right to attend antenatal appointments is one of a number of changes to family friendly rights that the Government is introducing over the next few months, including the new right to shared parental leave and pay, which will feature in a future blog.

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Attracting And Retaining Talent For Small Businesses

Attracting And Retaining Talent For Small Businesses

May 28, 2014

The nature of a small business is that it often needs particularly strong minded self-starter type people who are trustworthy and reliable. So the question is; how do you find them in an environment where those people can earn more money at bigger companies? It’s important to remember that circumstances aren’t always stacked against the small business in the way you may expect. Although it does take a little lateral thought to get and retain the great staff you need.

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