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.
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Stella Creasy, MP, has been turned down for locum cover to allow her to take six months' maternity leave and is considering taking legal action if the... read more
What if dads' assumptions that their colleagues are against them working flexibly and taking longer periods of parental leave were wrong? A new study... read more
John Lewis has launched equal parenting and pregnancy loss leave policies as part of a new inclusion package. read more
A growing number of employers offer enhanced maternity or paternity pay, according to new research. 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.
The RSA is calling for an increase in Statutory Sick Pay as Covid infections rise, while the Government has announced a change in the quarantining for... read more
MPs and non-government officials call for changes to National Insurance Contributions to encourage more job shares. read more
The Government has announced that it will drop rules about mask wearing in public, social distancing and working from home from 19th July. read more