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
I return to work on Monday and through a flexible working request a while ago increased my days from three to four. Now work are furloughing me on my... read more
I went on maternity leave on late last year. I gave my eight weeks' notice to return to work and was supposed to return a few weeks ago. Just a... read more
Furloughed workers who go on leave after 25th April will have their parental leave pay calculated based on their full pay not their furloughed pay,... read more
Updated guidance on furloughing staff covers payments on return from parental leave, IR35 and TUPE. read more
People on parental leave could see their income significantly impacted under the coronavirus protection schemes for self-employed and employed workers... 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.
I am returning from maternity leave and there is no childcare available. I've been trying to take some time off to care for the baby, but every type... read more
Monaco Solicitors gives some advice around whether you can be fired if you do not want to return to your workplace. read more