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April Changes to Employment Law

Shared Parental Leave and other parental rights

The new shared parental leave scheme takes full effect from 5 April 2015, though employers should note that because the eligibility is based on due date not date of birth, premature births before 5 April may be caught, while late births after that date may not be.

Posted on 01 April 2015

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Philip Kirkpatrick: "I want to see a Charity Commission that upholds public trust by showing the good work charities do" - The Guardian

Philip Kirkpatrick, managing partner and joint head of charity at Bates Wells Braithwaite, told the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network about the enormous political pressure the Charity Commission is under to regulate the sector more effectively and avoid corruption. This debate, which included other prominent figures in the charity sector, discussed the regulation of the charity sector.

Posted on 01 April 2015

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Employment Focus: Employees and Workers

In the first in our Employment Focus series, Bates Wells Braithwaite’s Louise Rea provides a comprehensive guide to employees and workers, examining their status and rights under employment law.

Posted on 26 March 2015

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