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Employers with employees whose babies are born on or after 5 April must be prepared to deal with requests for shared parental leave and pay, under new shared parental leave laws.
Previously, eligible employed mothers could take up to 52 weeks' statutory maternity leave and receive statutory maternity pay (or maternity allowance) for up to 39 weeks.… Read more
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 2:39 pm
Employers should ensure any power to vary an employee's conditions unilaterally is express, unambiguous and lawful, or risk being unable to do so, following a recent legal ruling.
An employee's letter of appointment said that "detailed particulars of conditions of service [in the HR manual] are subject to amendment; any significant changes affecting staff in general will be notified".… Read more
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 2:37 pm
Employers faced with multiple instances of potential gross misconduct do not need to investigate every reason put forward by the employee for their conduct, provided their investigation as a whole is reasonable, and within the band of responses expected of a reasonable employer, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.… Read more
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 2:36 pm