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Labour’s recent pledge to double paid paternity leave for working dads is just another example of how politicians are acknowledging the importance of family-friendly working practices – and why employers need to stay on top of ever-changing employment laws. Challenging as this may be for many smaller employers it is important to remember that parents, and other people who combine work with caring for dependents, have some specific rights protected by law, and failure to keep up to date with these can prove costly. From 5th April this year two key changes are set to come into force: Parental leave