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Sarah Dowzell, Assoc CIPD

NB Parental Leave

Shared parental leave and unequal pay

By Employment Law

Last week I attended an employment law seminar covering shared parental leave (SPL) which will come into effect in the new financial year. To put it simply SPL is a family-friendly government initiative to provide parents with more choice in how they look after their child in the first year after birth or adoption. Focussing on the birth of a child and maternity leave, mothers are currently entitled to 52 weeks leave but under SPL a mother will be able to share up to 50 weeks of her leave with her partner, providing he/she qualifies. SPL is optional for employees,…

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NB Employee Benefits

How to Benchmark Employee Benefits

By Employee Benefits

Your boss has set you the task of reviewing your organisation’s employee benefits package and benchmarking it externally to see how you compare against the market. If you haven’t undertaken an exercise like this before it might seem a little daunting, but in this post, I am going to share a few ideas on how you can obtain some external data. 1. Existing network I have previously started by asking members of my existing network for some help to compare my current employee benefits against those offered by other companies. In the past, I have used my Linkedin updates for…

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