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As part of keeping you in our focus, our ‘legal lightbulb’ update ensures you’re on top of the latest changes in legislation, case law, and people trends.

New family-friendly laws receive Royal Assent

Three new Acts introducing new family-friendly rights will become law:

  • The Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Act provides up to 12 weeks of paid leave for eligible parents whose newborn baby is admitted to neonatal care (in addition to other leave such as maternity or paternity).
  • The Carer’s Leave Act creates a new right to unpaid leave for employees who are caring for a dependent who has a long-term care requirement.
  • The Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Act will provide further protection against redundancy for an extended period for those who have recently been on maternity, adoption or shared parental leave.

When the government have announced the dates these laws will be introduced, we’ll let you know.

A new British standard for supporting menopause at work

The British Standards Institute has launched a new workplace standard (BS 30416) on menstrual and menopausal health. 45% of women believe that menopausal symptoms have had a negative impact on their performance at work, with one in 10 women leaving their jobs due to symptoms.

The aim is to promote awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by individuals during this time and for businesses to adopt positive practices to support. BS 30416 offers a number of recommendations such as introducing a menopause policy (we have one on Intelligent Employment), more manager training, using non-stigmatising language, offering flexible working arrangements, flexible uniform or dress codes…and plenty more! If you want to know more, click here.

People dates for your diary – August 2023

04 | Cycle to Work Day

07-13 | Afternoon Tea Week

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This update is accurate on the date it was published, but may be subject to change which may or may not be notified to you. This update is not to be taken as advice and you should seek advice if anything contained within affects you or your business.

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