Newsflash: Shared grandparental leave

What do we already know? In our June Newsletter Government reforms (1): Family friendly – grandparents have rights too? we updated you that David Cameron had said during Prime Minister’s Question Time that he would look at Labour’s plans to allow grandparents to share their children’s ordinary parental leave. What’s new? It has been confirmed…
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Government reforms (1): Family friendly – grandparents have rights too?

What do we already know? Parental Leave: In our December 2014 and April 2015 Newsflashes available here and here we let you know of the changes to Parental Leave. These mean that from 5 April all parents of children aged 0 to 18 with one year’s service have up to 18 weeks parental leave per…
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Newsflash: Parental leave – final regulations

Final Regulations have been published to extend the existing parental leave regime to parents of children aged between five and 18. At present only parents of children aged five and under who have been continuously employed for one year and have, or expect to have, responsibility for a child can take such leave. The leave…
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Government reforms (3): Shared parental leave – final regulations

What do we already know? We know that Shared Parental Leave is coming into force on 1 December 2014 in respect of babies due on or after 5 April 2015. We set out our guide on the new right in our October Newsletter Government reforms (1): Family friend(lier) – shared parental leave and pay. At…
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Newsflash: Shared parental leave – ACAS guidance

In our Newsflash last week (Shared Parental Leave and Guidance) we reminded you of the imminent arrival of the new shared parental leave and pay regime and what you should be doing to prepare for it. Help is at hand this week from ACAS which has published a detailed guidance note, available here on the…
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Newsflash: Shared parental leave and guidance

What do we already know? In our March 2014 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Shared parental leave we updated you on the new shared parental leave and pay regime which will come into force on 1 December 2014. This will be available in respect of babies due on or after 5 April 2015 and children placed…
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Newsflash: Flexible working & shared parental leave – it’s a date!

Implementation dates have been confirmed for the right to request flexible working and the right to shared parental leave. What do we already know? In our Newsflash Flexible working delay we let you know that the introduction of flexible working for all was delayed from its planned April 2014 start date until later this year.…
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Government reforms (1): Shared parental leave

What do we already know? In November 2012 the Government announced that it intended to introduce a new system of statutory parental rights to allow both partners to take leave at the same time for babies due on or after 5 April 2015. This has become known as ‘shared parental leave’, which will allow eligible…
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Shared parental leave: consultation

On 25 February 2013 the Government published a consultation document, available here, seeking views on how the shared parental leave scheme (to be introduced in 2015) should be administered. Previously this was known as ‘flexible parental leave’, but the name has now been changed to avoid confusion with other flexible working legislation. We looked at…
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Time(table) for change

It continues to be a busy year for HR/employment law changes and, in order to keep us up to date, the Government has published Employment law 2013: progress on reform, available here. This reviews the steps that have been taken since the start of its employment law review and sets out a timetable for the next…
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