The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance was passed on 24 December 2014 and came into force on 27 February 2015. It amends the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) and entitles working fathers and fathers-to-be up to three days of paid...more
We recently alerted you to proposed legislation that, if passed, would expand last year’s Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA) by requiring paid “sick and safe” time off benefits for almost all Minnesota employees...more
On Jan. 7, 2015, then-Governor Deval Patrick signed the Parental Leave Act into law, extending parental leave to male employees in connection with the birth or adoption of a child. The amendment – which becomes effective on...more
In one of his last acts as governor, former-Governor Deval Patrick signed into law on January 7, 2015 an amendment to the previous Massachusetts Maternity Leave Law that extends eight weeks of unpaid leave to both male and...more
With very little fanfare or media attention, Massachusetts Governor Patrick signed a bill into law the day before he left office that establishes parental leave in Massachusetts for both female and male employees. ...more
The Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 December 2014 and will apply to children whose expected week of birth or placement for adoption is on or after 5 April 2015. The...more
A new Shared Parental Leave (SPL) regime comes into effect in the United Kingdom from today, 1 December 2014.
The system will be available to eligible employees with a child due to be born on or after 5 April 2015. It...more
Clare Gregory, a Partner in our Sheffield office comments: There has been increasing publicity recently about the new shared parental leave regime which will, from 1 December 2014, for the first time, allow parents to share...more
The next year brings some major changes to family-friendly rights in the UK.
Shared system of parental leave and pay -
The current position in the UK is that:
Mothers are entitled to up to 52 weeks of...more
UK employers have four months to prepare for the Shared Parental Leave Regulations coming into force.
The UK’s Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) are due to take effect on 1 December 2014. Shared...more
HIGHLIGHTS: France: Finding a buyer before a shut down - the "Florange" law -
As reported in February's Be Global, the French Government has introduced legislation (known as the "Florange" law) imposing an obligation...more
On 13 May 2014 the Federal Government confirmed its election promise made in May 2013 to introduce a new paid parental leave (PPL) scheme from 1 July 2015.
However, the much publicised income threshold for maximum...more
On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA), which amends a number of Minnesota laws concerning pregnancy, nursing, parenting leave, and familial...more
On Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014, Governor Dayton signed Minnesota’s new Women’s Economic Security Act into law. Employers should take note of the following provisions, some of which are effective immediately...more
Paternity leave is back in the spotlight after New York Mets second baseman, Daniel Murphy, decided to take his contractually guaranteed three days of paternity leave for the birth of his son—a decision which resulted in his...more
UK employers need to be aware of several key dates for the act’s proposed changes.
On 13 March, the Children and Families Act 2014 received Royal Assent. This act will bring a number of changes for employers and...more
With news about the new royal baby, Prince William’s scheduled two-week paid paternity leave from the Royal Air Force has reignited a debate about social stigmas of stay-at-home dads and men who take off from work for the...more
On 3 December 2012, the UK Government published its response to a consultation paper on the Chancellor’s proposal for implementing a new “employee shareholder” status. Whilst acknowledging that only “a very small number of...more
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