On becoming pregnant, you’re entering into a whole new world of rights and entitlements that need a fair bit of research. Every new mum legally has to take the first two weeks off after the baby is born (four weeks if you work in a factory) entitled to take up to a year off work to spend time with their baby, and this is made up for Ordinary Maternity Leave and Additional Maternity Leave. Read on for a full overview of UK Maternity Leave & Pay.
Over a quarter of mums did not enjoy their maternity leave as much as they thought they would – according to a poll commissioned for The Emma Barnett Show on BBC Radio 5 Live. read more
A new survey shows that demand for flexible working is highest for younger people, that... read more
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I have less than two years employment and my contract ends just after I go on maternity leave. Do I have a right to and a priority for any suitable... read more
The company’s maternity policy is that employees must return to work for 3 months after end of maternity leave, otherwise they must repay 3 months... read more
Maternity Action is seeking much clearer guidance on the position of pregnant women during the coronavirus outbreak and protection from dismissal for... read more
Becoming a mother undoubtedly has an effect on your attitude to work. Each of us has to achieve the right balance between caring for our child and... read more
With the new government set to unveil its first Budget in trying times, campaigner for self employed parents Olga Fitzroy sets out her wish list for... read more
The workforce in the UK is changing. By 2020 1 in 3 workers will be over 50, and by 2030 half of all adults in the UK will be over 50.
Understanding the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population is vital if we want to create productive, innovative and inclusive multi-generational teams as we all lead longer working lives.
workingwise.co.uk is a job and community site specially focused on older workers looking for flexibility and improved work-life balance, and the employers who recognise what they have to offer.
A new Working Families report calls for urgent clarification and action from Government to support working parents facing childcare issues due to the... read more
A new survey shows employers are increasingly finding problems linked to childcare issues. read more