Contents tagged with The Modern Slavery Act 2015

  • What is required of employers to prevent modern slavery?

    Tags: Employment Law, The Modern Slavery Act 2015

    Since its recent introduction, the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) has sought to incentivise businesses to tackle the issue of modern slavery. It brought with it the introduction of three new offenses:

    1. Holding people in slavery or servitude or requiring them to perform forced or compulsory labour;

    2. The arranging or facilitating of human trafficking, arranging the travel of people with a view to exploiting them; and

    3. Committing an offence with the intention of human trafficking, including aiding and abetting.

    One way the MSA 2015 seeks to bring an end to modern slavery is by way of transparency. The MSA 2015 requires that businesses which provide good or services with an annual turnover of £36 million or more publish an annual statement which discloses the steps they … more

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  • Advice for Employers on Accommodating Parents with Premature or Sick Babies

    Tags: Maternity Leave, Maternity Rights, Maternity Pay, Statutory Maternity Pay, Premature or Sick Babies, MAT B1, Maternity Allowance

    Every year, over 95,000 babies (or 1 in 8 babies born) are cared for in neonatal units in the UK due to premature birth or sickness. While some pregnancies inherently pose a higher risk for premature birth, such as twins and multiples, there is no guarantee a mother will be able to carry to-term.  

    Depending on how premature or sick the babies may be at birth, parents might find that their babies have to stay weeks or months in hospital, and some of these babies may continue to be at risk even after being discharged. In some cases, the babies may be transferred to a different or specialist hospital if the treatment or care they require is not available in the area in which they are born.  

    Maternity Leave: 

    Doctors and midwives must issue the pregnant … more

    

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