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Shared Parental Leave - Is Your Business Ready?

Posted on 24th November 2014

Shared Parental Leave - Is Your Business Ready?

In a bid to encourage shared parenting and to maintain women in the job market, the Government is introducing a new entitlement to shared parental leave for parents of children born after 5th April 2015. Employers with a high proportion of female employees can now look forward to their employees taking shorter periods out of work when they have a baby. This means that valuable employees with specialist skills don’t have to be counted out for a full year when they become pregnant.

The Employment Overtime Ruling and its Effect on Holiday Pay

Posted on 10th November 2014

The Employment Overtime Ruling and its Effect on Holiday Pay

Employment legislation has been front page news this week because of a ruling by an EAT. The tribunal has ruled in favour of an employee who argued his holiday pay should take into account his overtime pay. Previously, an employee’s basic pay was the only consideration in their holiday calculation. After taking into account European case law, the EAT’s judgement concluded that this is no longer acceptable and that pay for required overtime must be considered in a workers holiday pay.