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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
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 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
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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