March 2014

Parental Leave – An Update

Most people are aware that if a female employee is pregnant, she is generally entitled to take up to one year off work, on maternity leave, with (some) pay. The law also provides that eligible male employees are allowed to take either one whole week or two consecutive weeks paternity leave...

New Minimum Wage Rates

The Government has now accepted recommendations for the National Minimum Wage rates to be increased for 2014/2015. Recommendations in respect of such increases were put forward in the Low Pay Commissions’ annual report for 2014 and will come into force on 1st October 2014. The following increases...