• BIS has made available a new online calculator for maternity, paternity and shared parental leave.  It has also updated its shared parental leave guidance to include additional Q&A on early births and the interaction between shared parental leave and pay and sick leave.
  • BIS has also updated its employer’s guide on right to work checks.
  • Public Health England has published a toolkit to help managers support employees suffering from domestic violence.
  • A website introducing the Government’s new Fit for Work advice service has been launched. Employees and employers can obtain “free, expert and impartial work-related health advice” via the new website and by telephone. The website states that the planned occupational health referral service for employees who have been absent for four weeks or more will be phased in “over a period of months”.