ECJ rules foster parents are not workers

The European Court has ruled that work performed by foster parents under contracts with a pubic authority does not fall within the scope of the Working Time Directive (WTD). Consequently, foster parents are not entitled to paid rest periods or… Read on

Parental bereavement law not expected until 2020

There is currently no legal requirement for employers to provide paid time off for parents whose child has died.  The government previously pledged to introduce a new entitlement for parental bereavement leave and pay and, in September 2018, the Parental… Read on

Government to consult on greater parental pay transparency

The government has announced that it will consult on requiring employers with more than 250 staff to publish their parental leave and pay policies, so job applicants can make informed decisions about whether they can combine the role with caring… Read on

Pregnant and employed? Your top three questions answered!

Pregnancy and maternity rights in the workplace are perhaps one of the most misunderstood areas of employment law for employers and individuals alike. As a result, all sorts of myths have grown up over the years. We often get queries… Read on

Shared parental pay and sex discrimination: another decision

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has allowed an appeal in a case brought by a police officer about the practice of paying employees on shared parental leave (SPL) only statutory shared parental pay, while female employees on maternity leave receive… Read on

Bereaved parents entitled to paid leave from 2020

Legislation currently going through Parliament will give employed parents two weeks’ paid leave if they lose a child under the age of 18. There is currently no legal requirement for employers to provide paid time off for grieving relatives but… Read on

Top tips for making a flexible working request

Springhouse sets out its top  tips for making a flexible working request to your employer. Flexible working can mean many things: part-time work, job sharing, working from home, compressed hours, term-time working. Flexible working is associated with an improved work-life… Read on

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