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UK: tribunal rules that failure to enhance pay for shared parental leave is sex discrimination

A tribunal has ruled that an employer's failure to enhance pay for shared parental leave (SPL) to the same level as enhanced maternity pay is direct sex discrimination. Employers who enhance maternity pay but not shared parental pay should be … Continue reading

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Singapore: Compliance checks- changes to entitlements effective 1 July 2017

Changes to shared parental leave and adoption leave entitlements as well an increase in the re-employment age ceiling will take effect from 1 July 2017. This is a good juncture for companies to review their employment policies to ensure they … Continue reading

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UK: April 2017 changes – apprenticeship levy, tribunal compensation limits, national minimum wage, statutory benefits and immigration skills charge

From 6 April 2017 UK employers with an annual pay bill of or over £3 million will be required to pay an apprenticeship levy at a rate equivalent to 0.5% of their payroll costs, subject to an offset allowance of … Continue reading

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UK: Shared parental pay – care needed when handling grievances or changing policy on pay

Employers should have effective processes in place to handle any grievances challenging their parental leave pay policies.  If the policy is revised, transitional provisions should make clear whether the new policy applies to parents who have already given notice of … Continue reading

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UK: Budget 2016 – key announcements for employment law

The 2016 Budget delivered by the Chancellor on 16 March includes the following: From April 2018, the Government will tighten the scope of the income tax exemption for payments on termination of employment "to prevent manipulation" and will also align … Continue reading

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UK: Employment law changes in October

On 1 October 2015 the following changes came into force: New national minimum wage rates, the adult rate increasing from £6.50 to £6.70 an hour. Employment tribunals have lost their power to make wider recommendations for employers to take remedial … Continue reading

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UK: new tribunal compensation limits and statutory benefit rates from April 2015

From 6 April 2015, the cap on the unfair dismissal compensatory award will increase from £76,574 to £78,335 and the cap on weekly pay (used to calculate the unfair dismissal basic award and statutory redundancy pay) will increase from £464 … Continue reading

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UK: New resources

BIS has made available a new online calculator for maternity, paternity and shared parental leave.  It has also updated its shared parental leave guidanceto include additional Q&A on early births and the interaction between shared parental leave and pay and … Continue reading

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UK: Shared parental leave – further regulations and guidance

BIS has published further sets of draft regulations connected with the new SPL regime, available here. These extend the regime to parents fostering to adopt, adopting from overseas and using surrogacy.

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UK: Shared parental leave – new guidance, and ET ruling relevant to pay enhancement

  BIS has published technical guidance on the new shared parental leave (SPL) regime applicable to babies due from 5 April 2015, available here.  A short guide is also available from Acas, here.

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