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Simplifying Family Leave – Practical Solutions for SMEs and HR Practitioners

Are you an SME business owner or HR practitioner feeling overwhelmed by the complexities of family leave entitlements? Managing family leave can feel daunting and we often face challenges in interpreting this complex area of law. With 2024 being a big year for employment law, especially with family leave entitlements, in this month’s Hot Topic, […]

Employer Meesho allows new parents to take gender-neutral leave

Meesho, a social e-commerce platform, has introduced a 30-week gender-neutral parental policy that enables all employees to take parental leave regardless of their gender, sexual identity or marital status. Bangalore-based Meesho wants to ensure that its employees are entitled to the same benefits that let them spend quality time with their children. Gender-neutral parental leave […]

Neonatal Leave and Pay

Neonatal Leave and Pay | HR Solutions

The Government have proposed to introduce new rights for eligible employees to receive ‘Neonatal Leave’ and ‘Neonatal Pay’ to support families when a baby is born prematurely or sick and receives care in a neonatal unit.  This article discusses what those rights are expected to be and when they are expected to come into force. What […]

Interesting HR Statistics 2018

HR Statistics Employment Law HR Solutions

In this HR article we share a summary of some interesting statistics that were released in 2018. Most dads take 6 months shared parental leave at Aviva This news follows the government’s announcement to launch a campaign about shared parental leave after poor levels of take up across the country (2%). The insurance company introduced […]

Hopes for paid bereavement leave for parents

Bereavement | HR Solutions

Grieving parents could receive statutory paid bereavement leave if a new law introduced to Parliament gets the green light. The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill will provide working parents with paid time off from work to grieve for the loss of their child. The government says the new Bill delivers on its pledge to […]

Deloitte announces a 16-week family leave package for staff

Family Leave | HR Solutions

Deloitte has announced a family leave program, which comes into effect immediately, and aims to support staff who have care responsibilities – whether that is looking after a new baby, or caring for an elderly parent during the later stages of their life. Both male and female members of staff will be entitled to anything […]

Father denied full pay during shared parental leave

Parental Leave | HR Solutions

A father in Glasgow is celebrating a £30,000 tribunal win for sex discrimination, after his employer would only pay him statutory pay during shared parental leave, although mothers receive full pay. The employment tribunal heard that the Network Rail employee David Snell and his wife, wanted to take advantage of the opportunity of shared parental […]

Netflix Offers Year of Fully Paid Parental Leave

Netflix Offers Fully Paid Parental Leave for 12 Months | HR Solutions

Netflix has introduced fully-paid parental leave as its latest unlimited employee benefit. The media streaming giant has introduced the policy as a means of attracting and retaining the best talent. It covers the first year following a child’s birth or adoption. Parents will have the flexibility to stay at home, drop in when they can or […]


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