Shared Parental Pay Clarification from Court of Appeal

Two recent cases, taken to the Court of Appeal, may go some way to provide reassurance to employers who adopt different approaches to maternity and shared parental pay. The cases of Ali v Capital Customer Management Ltd and Chief Constable of Leicestershire v Hextall both considered whether it was discrimination not to pay full salary … Continue reading Shared Parental Pay Clarification from Court of Appeal

Men Less Likely Than Women To Take Shared Parental Leave

According to a survey conducted online for Portus Consulting, men are more than twice as likely to be put off taking Shared Parental Leave (SPL) as women. The study of over 1,100 employees found that 16 per cent of men would be put off taking SPL due to concerns their employer could not afford them … Continue reading Men Less Likely Than Women To Take Shared Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave: The Generation Game

Under plans announced by George Osbourne, working grandparents could soon be given the legal right to take time off to help care for their grandchildren. The current system of shared parental leave, incorporated in April, looks to be extended to include grandparents as well as the child’s mother and father. While the leave of up … Continue reading Shared Parental Leave: The Generation Game

Shared Parental Leave

New legislation came into force on 1 December 2014 regarding the statutory pay and leave entitlements available to employed parents. The changes will afford couples greater flexibility and give women the option to end their maternity leave early if they would prefer to share it with their partner. After a compulsory two week recovery period … Continue reading Shared Parental Leave