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Edenred & Employees Matter webinar  -  New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges
Edenred & Employees Matter webinar  -  New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges
Edenred & Employees Matter webinar  -  New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges
Edenred & Employees Matter webinar  -  New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges
Edenred & Employees Matter webinar  -  New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges
Edenred & Employees Matter webinar  -  New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges
Edenred & Employees Matter webinar  -  New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges
Edenred & Employees Matter webinar  -  New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges
Edenred & Employees Matter webinar  -  New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges
Edenred & Employees Matter webinar  -  New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges
Edenred & Employees Matter webinar  -  New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges
Edenred & Employees Matter webinar  -  New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges
Edenred & Employees Matter webinar  -  New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges
Edenred & Employees Matter webinar  -  New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges
Edenred & Employees Matter webinar  -  New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges
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Edenred & Employees Matter webinar - New Family Friendly Rights, Addressing the Challenges

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Many questions have arisen around the new family friendly rights legislation: What are the challenges? How will this affect me? What should I do next? …

Many questions have arisen around the new family friendly rights legislation: What are the challenges? How will this affect me? What should I do next?

Here's a presentation following a webinar we recently held on the subject.

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  • 1. NEW FAMILY FRIENDLY RIGHTS –ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES
  • 2. Webinar Objectives & Signpost Introduction Existing Challenges: Problem Clinic What Are The New Family Friendly Rights? What Are The New Challenges? Top Tips & Suggestions Questions© Renton Associates 2012 2
  • 3. Existing Challenges – Problem Clinic • Administration! • Flexible Working Requests • Prioritising: Parents v Carers? • Pregnancy/Maternity Cover • Additional Paternity Leave • Associative Discrimination • Pregnancy © Renton Associates 2012 • Disability 3
  • 4. Family Friendly Rights: All Change! March 2013: Parental Leave from 13 to 18 weeks Autumn 2013 :New Employee Shareholder Status S 23 Growth & Infrastructure Bill Waiver of some flexible working rights Longer Notice Periods for Return following SML/SAL 2014: Right to Request Flexible Working For All Employees 2015: NEW Flexible Parental Leave System 2015: Parental Leave until child aged 18© Renton Associates 2012 4
  • 5. April 2013: NEW Employee Shareholder Status S 23 Growth & Infrastructure Bill Employees receive between £2000 and £50,000 of Employer shares Waiving: - Standard Unfair Dismissal rights –Cannot waive protection for Automatic Unfair Dismissal Reasons - Some flexible working and training rights - Statutory Redundancy Pay - Giving longer notice to return from maternity leave or adoption leave Employee shares will be exempt from Capital Gains Tax Employer allowed to include a clause in contracts requiring surrender of shares when employee left employment; dismissed; or made redundant. - buy back at "their unrestricted market value". No fault dismissals dressed up as the enfranchisement of employees?© Renton Associates 2012 5
  • 6. 2014: Flexible Working Requests For All Employees Right to Request Flexible Working – All employees – Abolition of current statutory procedure – New Statutory Code of Practice – Employer Duty to consider “Reasonably” within “Reasonable” time period – Still 1 request in single 12 month period – Guidance for Employers • Prioritising requests© Renton Associates 2012 6
  • 7. 2015: Children And Families Bill From 2015: Retained Default System Statutory Maternity Leave (SML) Up to 52 week period Pay: Statutory Maternity/Adoption Pay (SMP/SAP) or Maternity Allowance (MA) 2 week’s Ordinary Paternity Leave Qualifying Criteria BUT Mother can elect to end SML/SMP for NEW FLEXIBLE PARENTAL LEAVE© Renton Associates 2012 7
  • 8. NEW: Children And Families Bill From 2015: NEW Flexible Elected by Mother for Shared FPL Parental leave system (FPL) with fathers/ partners Abolition of Additional Paternity After Compulsory Maternity Leave Leave Eligibility/Qualifying Criteria balance of SML/Additional including: Paternity Leave & Parental Earnings Criteria Leave Service Criteria Each Minimum FPL Period: 1 week Parent: 26 Weeks service with Employer Agreement by 15th week before EWC No Employer Agreement: Default position: 1 continuous period of Detail Required© Renton Associates 2012 8 Leave
  • 9. NEW: Children And Families BillFrom 2015: New Ante-Natal Appointments System Pregnant Women: Continued Right to Paid Time Off for Ante-Natal Appointments Fathers/Partners: Unpaid time off to attend two Ante-Natal Appointments with Partner Extended to surrogate parents No Qualifying ConditionsFrom 2015: Enhanced Adoption Rights Eligibility criteria and pay rates will mirror “birth parents”From 2015: New Surrogacy Rights SAL and SAP and /or FPL &FPP© Renton Associates 2012 9
  • 10. New Challenges – Problem Clinic • All Change – Again! • Administration • Communication • Flexible Working Requests • Prioritising • Discrimination • Occupational Maternity Schemes • Flexible Working © Renton Associates 2012 10
  • 11. Addressing the Challenges: Employer Action START NOW! Review & Amendment of Employer HR Policies Flexible Working Policy Equal Opportunities Policy Family Friendly Policies Parental Leave Maternity Leave Paternity Leave Adoption Leave NEW Surrogacy Leave Enhanced Maternity/Parental Leave Benefits? 11© Renton Associates 2012 11
  • 12. Addressing the Challenges: Employer Action Planning/Administration Review existing notification processes Link to Existing Childcare Incentives Manager Guidance/Training • Flexible Working Requests • Managing off-site workers • The Opportunities Available • Dealing with competing requests • Parents v Older Workers • Objective criteria • Flexible Parental Leave Requests© Renton Associates 2012 12
  • 13. Family friendly benefits Childcare Voucher Scheme – govt scheme operated through employer that allow employees to pay for childcare from PRE-tax salary New tax-free childcare scheme announced to launch in autumn 2015 Maternity and Paternity coaching Informative seminars and webinars on family and eldercare issues Flexible working/parental leave Back up care Opportunity to communicate with staff© Renton Associates 2012 13
  • 14. New Family Friendly Rights – Addressing the Challenges Questions?© Renton Associates 2012 14
  • 15. Renton Associates Ruth Renton ruth@rentonassociates.com 07977 186 170© Renton Associates 2012 15

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