Shared parental leave: share the joy!

The government is spending £1.5 million on a new campaign to promote awareness of the right of parents to take shared parental leave. Although around 285,000 couples qualify for shared parental leave each year, it is believed the take up… Read on

New tax-free childcare scheme now available to all

HMRC announced on 14 February that it was finally starting to accept applications from all eligible parents for the government’s new tax-free childcare scheme – which can give up to £2,000 of help with childcare costs. Since 21 April 2017… Read on

Government inquiry into workplace harassment

With the media spotlight firmly on sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, following allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein and others, tackling such misconduct is high on the political agenda. The Women and Equalities Committee has now launched a full… Read on

Equal pay claims hit the retail sector

It has been reported that Tesco is facing the UK’s largest ever equal pay claim with female staff chasing back pay of up to £4 billion. The latest legal challenge sees women store workers claiming parity with men who work… Read on

What does your employer’s gender pay report tell you?

It seems that the news is full of stories about gender pay gap reporting but This is Money asked Ben Power to explain what an employers’ gender pay report actually means for employees? Read his explanation here. There is a… Read on

Online DBS checks go live

The Disclosure and Barring Service has introduced a new online system for basic disclosure certificates. The new system will cost £25, and should provide faster turnaround times for certificates. Multiple disclosure checks still need to be made through a Responsible… Read on

7 crucial employment law changes to look out for in 2018

Despite Brexit being likely to take up most of the government’s time, for at least another 12 months, there is plenty set to change in the world of employment law this year which will affect both individuals and organisations. So,… Read on

Penny pinching employers “named and shamed”

The Government recently published the latest list of employers who have been fined for paying their staff less than the required amount under national minimum wage legislation. 16,000 workers received £1.7 million in back pay and across the UK 260… Read on

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