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Sep
11
2014

Ante-natal appointments from 1 October 2014 - the new right to accompany pregnant women

The new right for employees and qualifying agency workers to unpaid time off to accompany a pregnant woman to ante-natal appointments comes into force on 1 October 2014. The Department..

Sep
04
2014

Is shared parental pay another pay time bomb?

<img src="/images/buddy_family_small.jpg" align="left" style="margin-right:10px;" alt="Buddy Family" />The Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 come into force on 1 December 2014 and apply in respect of babies expected to be born on..

Aug
14
2014

Shared parental leave

In July 2014 the Government published the final Shared Parental leave Regulations. The new Regulations were introduced in order to offer greater flexibility for new parents in deciding who will..

Jul
03
2014

Flexible working changes - Buddy's new policy

Due to the changes on flexible working that came in to force this week from 30 June 2014, a reminder that Employmentbuddy has updated our template Flexible Working Policy. Also this..

Jun
06
2014

Right to flexible working extended

The Children and Families Act 2014, which received Royal Assent on 13 March 2014, will introduce a number of changes to employment legislation, including to those parts which relate to..

Jun
06
2014

Duty to provide reasonable adjustments - a call for employers to extend this to support employees who are carers

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) was asked to provide expert advice to the Court of Appeal in the case of Dr Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence (MoD).  Dr Hainsworth..

Mar
21
2014

Budget confirms major changes to childcare voucher scheme

It was confirmed in the Chancellor's budget yesterday that there will be new arrangements for working parents to provide tax benefits to help towards the costs of childcare. The new online..

Feb
28
2014

Buddy update - flexible working

We recently reported that the new changes surrounding an employee's right to request flexible working arrangements had been delayed. The new rules were due to come into force on 6 April..

Feb
21
2014

Over 1 in 3 working fathers offered no flexibility by their employers

According to a survey by My Family Care, reported by the BBC today 22% of men questioned wish they had looked after their children rather than returning to work (approximately the..

Jan
24
2014

New right for all employees to request flexible working delayed

We recently reported that as of 6 April 2014 new rules governing the right to request flexible working under the Children and Families Bill would be introduced.   Currently only employees with..



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