Category Archives: Maternity Leave

Time off to accompany at antenatal appointments

The right On 1 October 2014 the right for an employee or agency worker (please note that there are qualifying requirements for agency workers) who has a ‘qualifying relationship’ with a pregnant woman or the child she is expecting will … Continue reading

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What to expect in Employment Law in the second half of 2014

The Government has announced several proposed changes to employment law. It has also launched a number of consultations on further proposed changes. Changes coming in on 1 October 2014: National Minimum Wage Increases: The annual increase to the National Minimum … Continue reading

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Children and Families Act 2014

The Children and Families Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 13 March 2014. The Act contains a number of employment law changes including a new system of shared parental leave and the extension of the right to request flexible working … Continue reading

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Shared Parental Leave

The Government has published its response to the consultation seeking views on how to administer the shared parental leave scheme, which is due to be introduced by the Children and Families Bill in 2015. Under the proposed new scheme, shared … Continue reading

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Maternity Leave-Is a mother who receives a baby via surrogacy arrangement entitled to maternity leave?

In C-D v S-T-C-167/12, Advocate General Kokott considered whether a woman who becomes a mother under a surrogacy arrangement is entitled to maternity leave under EU Law. C-D, who worked for an NHS foundation, became a mother under a surrogacy … Continue reading

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