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CJEU: a mother who has a child through a surrogacy arrangement is not entitled to maternity leave

A woman who becomes a parent through a surrogacy arrangement does not have an automatic right to the paid equivalent of maternity or adoption leave, the EU's highest court has ruled. 19 Mar 2014

Not sex discrimination to dismiss employee for post-natal depression absence after maternity leave finished, says UK EAT

It was neither sex discrimination nor discrimination related to pregnancy or maternity leave to dismiss an employee for excessive absences due to post-natal depression that took place after her maternity leave had ended, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)... 12 Mar 2014

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Early communication with employees essential if shared parental leave to work for all parties, says expert

Early communication between employers and expectant parents is essential if the Government's proposed system of shared parental leave is to be manageable for employers, an expert has said. 04 Dec 2013

Government is considering reduction of tax and NI in bid to bolster shares-for-rights scheme

The Government will consider waiving income tax and national insurance contributions (NICs) on the first £2,000 in value of shares awarded to employees in return for their giving up some of their employment rights under the new "employee owner" proposals. ... 05 Dec 2012

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