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Unpaid parental leave to be increased to 18 weeks

13/02/2013

From 8 March 2013 the right to unpaid parental leave increases from 13 weeks to 18 weeks. Every employee who is the parent of a child can take up to 18 weeks' unpaid parental leave during the first five years of the child's life. Adoptive parents must take their parental leave by the fifth anniversary of the adoption or by the child's 18th birthday, whichever occurs sooner.

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Does Westminster have an urgent need for divorce and employment lawyers?

11/02/2013

It has been reported today that parliamentary computers at Westminster have been used to visit a dating website which promotes affairs, all over a seven month period. With over 50,000 hits registered over this time it is predicted that Parliament could soon see an increased divorce rate. The revelation also raises issues for employment lawyers and the need for training for MPs, their aides and assistants on the appropriate use of internet whilst at work, or using work computers.

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Divorce and teenage children

05/02/2013

It has been widely reported in the press that MP Chris Huhne received angry and distressing text messages from his son, following his separation and divorce.

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