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Family-friendly Rights: Law and Practice in the Modern Workplace

Comprehensive guidance on all aspects of flexible and family-friendly working

This is a sample learning overview that we can design and deliver specifically for your organisation.

A clear understanding of this increasingly complex area of employment law is vital to ensure that policies and procedures are up to date and effectively implemented.

We can design and deliver a (typically 1-day) training course that provides comprehensive coverage of existing law and the latest developments relating to:

  • Maternity
  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Parental leave
  • Shared parental leave
  • Flexible working
  • Time off for dependants
  • The evolving nature of families and family rights in the workplace

Designed for

HR Managers, officers, administrators and line managers.

Learning highlights

  • Understand all key elements of law relating to family-friendly rights
  • Explain practical implications of the law for your own organisation
  • Be confident when you advise HR and line management colleagues
  • Ensure compliance with family-friendly rights

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Programme

09:00

Registration and coffee

09:30

Introduction

  • Regulatory framework
    • UK legislation
    • EU directives
  • Maternity and parental leave
  • The evolving nature of families and family rights in the workplace
  • Government reforms on parental leave
  • Flexible working

 

Pregnancy

  • Health and safety
  • Ante-natal care
  • Illness during pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and sex discrimination
  • Recruitment

 

Maternity

  • Ordinary, compulsory and additional maternity leave
  • Notice requirements
  • Contractual entitlements
  • Maternity pay
  • Redundancy and other dismissals during maternity leave
  • Holidays
  • Keeping in touch days and reasonable contact
  • Returning to work
  • Flexible working
  • Maternity and sex discrimination
  • Government’s proposed reforms [and impact on the workplace]
12:30

Lunch

13:30

Adoption

  • Ordinary and additional adoption leave and pay
  • Eligibility
  • Contractual entitlements
  • Keeping in touch days and reasonable contact
  • Government’s proposed reforms

 

Paternity

  • Ordinary paternity leave and pay
  • Additional paternity leave and pay
  • Government’s proposed reforms

 

Parental and dependant leave

  • Eligibility and rights
  • Government’s proposed reforms
16:30

Close of workshop

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