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
A new report highlights how insecure work means many women are losing out on basic maternity rights. read more
Pregnant Then Screwed is taking legal action against the Government because it doesn't exempt periods of maternity leave when it assesses earnings for... read more
Just 1% of pregnant women who work outside the home have been suspended on full pay due to safety fears - down from 76% in April, according to a new... read more
Insurance company Zurich's equal parental leave policy - which offers 16 weeks at full pay - has resulted in 78% of new dads taking at least three... 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.
Working Families has published a new report that calls for a range of measures to be taken to protect parents' employment rights. read more
A Women and Equalities Committee meeting yesterday heard from expert witnesses about the potential and actual impact of Covid for working mums. read more