Shared parental leave – Employers should be aware of how the regulations will impact on their business

The additional paternity leave scheme introduced in April 2011, which allows a child’s father or a mother’s partner to take up to 26 weeks’ leave has been abolished from 5 April 2015 and effectively replaced by share parental leave (SPL). SPL is a new type of family leave available to parents of babies due or children placed for adoption from 5 April 2015.

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Zero-hour contracts – Employers may be forced to pay a premium rate for short notice work

Matthew Taylor was appointed by Theresa May last year to review employment practices in the light of concerns about the precarious nature of work, particularly in the gig economy.

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O’Brien v Bolton St Catherine’s Academy - Employment tribunal (Disability and unfair dismissal)

Ms O’Brien was a Director of Learning ICT at Bolton St Catherine’s Academy (the Academy). In March 2011, she was assaulted by a pupil at the Academy. Ms O’Brien shortly returned to work however; she felt unsafe and was unhappy with the Academy’s response to the assault. In December 2011, Ms O’Brien went off sick suffering from stress at work and was subsequently diagnosed with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) - What You Need to Know

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/172) come into force on 6 April 2017. The Regulations require large private and voluntary sector employers (those with 250 employees or more) in England, Scotland and Wales to take a ‘snapshot’ of data on 5 April 2017 and use this data to calculate their mean and median gender pay and bonus gaps.

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Deliveroo Riders Plan Legal Action Over Employment Rights

Deliveroo riders say that they are employees rather than self-employed contractors and are therefore entitled to employment rights. The riders are seeking compensation for not receiving holiday pay and for being paid wages below the legal minimum for employees. Deliveroo riders are recruited by the company, following an interview, a trial shift and online tests. They are required to wear…

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