UK + Comments from other countries – The EU adopts a work-life balance directive

The Work-Life Balance Directive, which brings in new rights for carers and working parents, must be implemented in all EU member states by the middle of 2022. We look at what it means for employers.  Background to the Directive  The Work-Life Balance Directive (the ‘Directive’) originates from the EU Commission’s unsuccessful attempts to improve maternity rights across the EU. Currently, EU law provides for 14 weeks…