Raise paternity pay to address gender imbalances, say MPs

Three months’ leave urged for second parents; shared parental leave ‘makes little difference’ An increase in the rates of paternity pay, and three months of non-transferable paternity leave, should be seriously considered as measures to address the gender pay gap, according to an influential parliamentary committee on the topic. The Gender Pay Gap report, by… Continue reading

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“Shocking scale” of maternity discrimination revealed

As many as 390,000 female workers a year have a “negative or possibly discriminatory” experience during pregnancy and maternity leave, or on their return. This is according to new research which surveyed thousands of mothers and employers. Three out of four mothers surveyed (77%) said they had a negative or possibly discriminatory experience at work.… Continue reading

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First Bribery Act conviction shows why HR needs to be involved in fraud prevention

Policies, recruitment, induction and training are all crucial to lawful business conduct Sweett Group plc recently became the first UK-listed company to be convicted and sentenced for the corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery under the Bribery Act 2010. The company’s punishment has proved substantial: widespread adverse publicity and a financial penalty of £2.25… Continue reading

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Does it matter if your staff have a second job?

One in five police officers now moonlighting, as report suggests NLW will prompt further surge in self-employment One in five police officers now has a second job outside the service, according to figures released at the weekend under a Freedom of Information request – raising further questions about how employers should handle increasing instances of… Continue reading

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Raise paternity pay to address gender imbalances, say MPs

Three months’ leave urged for second parents; shared parental leave ‘makes little difference’ An increase in the rates of paternity pay, and three months of non-transferable paternity leave, should be seriously considered as measures to address the gender pay gap, according to an influential parliamentary committee on the topic. The Gender Pay Gap report, by… Continue reading

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