THE birth of the royal baby comes as the issue of maternity and paternity rights
is pushed into the limelight.
But critics fear the changes will reduce the maternity and paternity rights
of workers and give bosses new powers to turn down requests from staff to go part-time.
Government could start by stopping piling new regulation on businesses through migration caps, abolishing the default retirement age and paternity rights
Extended paternity rights
were promised in Labour's 2005 general election manifesto alongside a "goal" to extend paid maternity leave to a full year.
Mr Tetlow said: "As a self-employed person I can't see the new extended paternity rights
affecting me because if I don't work, I don't get paid.
Tom Beard shaw, former director of the Fatherhood Institute and a key figure in the successful lobbying of Westminster for the changes in national paternity rights
, came to Hello World from Cardiff prior to the launch of his new father-focused community site www.
But with every man and his dug claiming paternity rights
over Anna's wee girl, this one played out like a bad daytime soap.
Guidance is available on issues including maternity and paternity rights
, leave entitlement, tax credits, adoption and family care issues.
are set to be a centrepiece of a Bill on work and families, which is expected to be published today by Trade and Industry Secretary Alan Johnson.
Leading North East employment law firm Gordon Brown Associates today warned bosses still need to catch up on their knowledge of maternity and paternity rights
, in light of last year's changes to the law.
Annette Fitzgerald, policy executive at BCI, said: "In the future, companies will be turning to temps more frequently to cover absences through increased maternity and paternity rights