Furlough: advice for employers and employees

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a state-backed initiative which has been introduced in order to save jobs affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Under the scheme employers will be able to apply for 80% of the wages of employees on… Read on

What is the law on bereavement leave?

Unlike many other countries, there is not currently any specific legal right in the UK for workers to take time off when a family member dies – often referred to as bereavement leave.  However, this is expected to change, in… Read on

Compulsory ethnicity pay reporting to be introduced

Following the introduction of mandatory gender pay reporting for larger employers in April 2017, the government is now consulting on introducing similar requirements in respect of ethnicity pay. The proposal is part of a series of measures to tackle barriers… Read on

Shared parental leave: on borrowed time?

Ben Power’s recent article for People Management asked, “why is nobody taking shared parental leave”? And he is not alone, it seems, in suggesting the UK’s newest type of parental leave, introduced in 2015, might not be fit for purpose.… Read on

Compensation increases from 6 April 2018 confirmed

From 6 April 2018 it will be more expensive for employers to make employees redundant and, if a dismissal is found to be unfair by an employment tribunal, the potential amount of compensation payable will also increase. The legislation implementing… Read on

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