Many parents face the tough juggling act of raising a family combined with holding down a nine to five job. For women who have taken maternity leave there is also the dilemma of whether to return to work after they’ve had a baby and indeed whether to continue to pursue a demanding career alongside bringing up young children.
Staying on the right side of the law is essential when dealing with maternity leave and maternity pay. Here are five tips to keep on top of things.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is pregnant with twins, and the speculation she received the first time round about whether she was taking too little time off – as well as whether the company could be well-led by a new mother – is cycling the web once more. But how do female leaders truly feel about juggling work and family matters
Women in the workplace are still struggling to get their careers back on track, or keep them at all, after becoming pregnant. A new campaign wants to put this problem back on the map.
On 5 April Shared Parental Leave (SPL) comes into force, where couples and adopters will be able to share 12 months of leave after the birth of their child. The aim is to help women return to the workplace and allow men to have more involvement in caring for new babies.
Let’s be honest, maternity leave can be a nuisance for smaller businesses. And I should know – I’ve just come back from it myself.
It's no longer just mums who want to take maternity leave. As society – and earnings – evolve, dads are just as likely to want to take time off to raise their family