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Quarter of mums feel SMEs should be free from maternity laws

Quarter of mums feel SMEs should be free from maternity laws

Seventy per cent of working mums do not think small employers should be exempt from maternity legislation, according to a Workingmums.co.uk poll.…

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Early maternity leaves 'improve health outcomes for babies'

Early maternity leaves 'improve health outcomes for babies'

Babies whose mothers work up to a few weeks before their birth are likely to have a lower birth weight and to be smaller than those whose mothers stop work three months or so before the birth, according to a study.…

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Will flexible parental leave bring greater equality?

Will flexible parental leave bring greater equality?

What will the new flexible parental leave mean for working mums? It is proposed that flexible parental leave will replace the current system of maternity leave. Workingmums.co.uk asked our legal expert Vanessa Wheeler for her view on the implications.…

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Majority against expected cuts to maternity leave

Majority against expected cuts to maternity leave

The majority of women and employers are opposed to expected proposals to reduce maternity leave to18 weeks as part of the new shared parenting legislation, according to polls by Working Families and Netmums.…

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Working Families launches maternity campaign

Working Families launches maternity campaign

Working Families has launched a campaign against Government plans under which maternity leave could be reduced to 18 weeks.…

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