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Editorial: Make politics more family friendly

Balancing a career and children is a major juggling act. But for parents in politics — particularly new mothers — it can be more like a three-ring circus. 328 more words


Increases to maternity pay and sick pay

Various statutory payments will rise by 1% in the tax year 2015-2016.  As of 5th April 2015, statutory maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental leave payments will all increase to £139.58 a week up from the existing £138.18. 14 more words

Contracts And Pay

Day 43 - direct democracy

I’m sticking to the baby-related “firsts” but things are getting a bit more serious now. 103 more words

Baby Stuff

Childcare responsibilities

Shared parental leave will be available for parents whose child is expected to be born on or after 5th April 2015 or placed for adoption on or after that date.   233 more words

Employment Solicitor Raunds

Plumbing advice for the leaky pipeline (guest post)

Note from Jeremy: This is a guest post by Margaret Kosmala, a postdoc in Organismal and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard.

Having children is a critical issue for many early career researchers in academia. 858 more words


The 'Motherhood Penalty'

In November last year, The Telegraph reported on the UK’s gender gap falling to a “record low”. They lead their story with the fact that “women in their 20s and 30s who work full-time now earn more…than their male counterparts,” suggesting the labour market is about to close the gender gap. 389 more words

Gender Pay Gap

Goin' on Paternity Leave?

One of the things I really admire about Automattic (the company I work for – we’re hiring) is that we truly value our employees. More than just a good salary and benefits, Automattic entrusts us with a great deal of autonomy to make decisions for each of our unique work and family needs. 978 more words