Article Database - Topic: 'Work and parents' - Keyword: 'Dependant's leave'

 
Dependants’ leave during school holidays Publication date: 19.06.2018
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During the school holidays many working parents struggle with childcare arrangements, particularly over the summer months. At what point does a childcare problem entitle an employee to take dependants’ leave?
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Q&A - dependants’ leave: making up time Publication date: 09.10.2015
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Q&A - dependants’ leave: making up time..Q. If one of our employees needs a few hours’ dependants’ leave, can we just require them to make up the time in full later on? That way they’ll still get paid and we won’t have to deal with all the paperwork. A. The Employment Rights Act 1996 says that you can’t subject an employee to a detriment...
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Employees with care responsibilities for adults Publication date: 15.09.2015
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The percentage of employees with care responsibilities for adult family members is increasing and will continue to rise with an ageing population and workforce. Must you grant them any time off for this purpose?
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Time off for dependants: what’s “reasonable”? Publication date: 25.02.2013
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From day one of employment, all employees have the right to “reasonable” unpaid time off to deal with emergencies involving their dependants. But how do you decide if an event is reasonable or not?
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Deducting pay for dependant’s leave Publication date: 30.08.2011
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An employee was two hours late because their child’s carer failed to turn up. You’ve agreed that this time can be taken as unpaid dependant’s leave, but just how much can you deduct from their pay? What’s the latest tribunal ruling?
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Q&A - their child’s school is closed; now what? Publication date: 16.12.2010
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Q&A - their child’s school is closed; now what?.. Q . Every winter we receive at least one call from an employee who says they can’t come into work because their child’s school is closed. Can we demand that the time off is taken as annual leave? A. Yes, you can, although there are two potential problems here. The first is that they might not...
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Does statutory paternity leave cover childbirth? Publication date: 30.11.2010
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One of your employees, a first-time father-to-be, insists that he has the right to paid time off to attend the birth of his child. Do statutory paternity leave rights cover this event? If not, what’s the legal position?
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Dependant’s leave for unexpected problems Publication date: 04.01.2010
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Employees may take reasonable time off to deal with emergencies involving dependants. So what if one says that in two weeks’ time she will have “a childcare problem”. That’s not last minute, so does her request qualify?
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Does the leave request qualify? Publication date: 01.12.2005
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An employee had recently rung in to explain that he needed some leave as his childcare arrangements had fallen through. Our subscriber agreed, but he’s now made the same request again. Must they allow it?
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A good enough reason? Publication date: 08.09.2005
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Employees have the legal right to ask for unpaid leave to look after a dependant. But how far do they have to go in communicating the reason for the leave?
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