Fathers and adopters have legal right to paid leave for the first time, and the legislation also aims to simplify that notoriously complex area - maternity leave and pay. The EO's new guidance, 'Family rights at work' will assist those responsible for managing and advising on these often complex areas of people management and HR practice.
To ease implementation, the legislative framework is linked to the provisions of the national conditions of service. In addition to rights to family leave the guidance covers other aspects of HR and employment law which could affect a worker on maternity leave, such as the end of a fixed-term contract, redundancy or health and safety risk assessments.
Example letters and policies contained within the guidance can be used immediately or adapted to suit the circumstances of each local authority. 'Family rights at work' is priced£45 to local authorities and can be ordered from Samantha Burberry, on 020 7296 6570 or email: email@example.com