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Jan
09
2014

Charity calls for statutory bereavement leave

A report by the charity, National Council for Palliative Care, has called for the government to introduce statutory bereavement leave for when a close relative dies. The report found that..

Nov
29
2013

New right to shared parental leave confirmed from April 2015

The government has confirmed this week its commitment to introducing a year of shared leave for new parents from April 2015. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the rights would allow..

Nov
13
2012

The Government to unveil plans for flexible parental leave today

Following on from our article on flexible parental leave, Nick Clegg is today expected to announce the Government's plans for a fully flexible system of parental leave which should come..

Nov
02
2012

Fathers may be able to take 12 months "maternity" leave in parental leave shake up

Have you started to consider how to cope with the "Modern Workplaces" proposals made by the government which may come in force in 2015? These proposals would allow working mothers..

Aug
30
2012

Employers to continue Olympic flexible working practices

Research has been conducted into the after-thoughts of organisations that changed their working practices to try and alleviate the detrimental impact on their businesses and workforces during the Olympics.  The..

Jul
26
2012

Annual leave during summer holidays - should parents be given priority?

Few topics provoke more argument in the workplace than the question of how holiday requests are granted to accommodate a wide range of staff with differing child care or other..

Jul
17
2012

First female TUC leader warns of childcare crisis

Frances O'Grady, who will become the first female General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in January, has warned that the high cost and scarcity of childcare is creating..

Feb
15
2012

Paid maternity leave for surrogate mothers?

The Newcastle employment tribunal is to make a reference to the ECJ concerning whether, under EU law, a woman who becomes a mother by way of a surrogacy arrangement should..

Feb
02
2012

West end stars of Legally Blonde row over right to return from maternity leave

It is a subject which has caused much debate over the past few days, and has led to a number of "twitter wars" breaking out.Aoife Mulholland played the part of..

Aug
25
2011

Buddy's survey and lobbying in the Modern Workforces Consultation

Buddy put together a survey for Buddy members covering the Government's proposals to change employment law with the aim of encouraging a more flexible and family friendly approach at work,..



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