Holiday Entitlement During Major Sporting Events. The 2022 FIFA World Cup starts on 21 November and ends on 18 December 2022 which will likely lead to competing requests for time off in the lead up to the Christmas period.
To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, the Late May Bank Holiday 2022 will move from Monday 30 May to Thursday 2 June with an extra day off on Friday 3 June.
A block of time away from the stresses of daily life is our way of hitting the refresh button and when we return we are better equipped to handle whatever comes. If we don’t get that chance to recharge our batteries we start to mentally check out, that means your employees could be surfing the internet when they are supposed to be working on that big project!
Read my Top Tips to managing annual leave requests.
Some employees are set to suffer a breach of their annual leave rights as a result of the way that Easter bank holidays fall in 2015 and 2016.
Holiday Pay and Voluntary Overtime. The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has held that voluntary overtime is not necessarily excluded from the calculation of holiday pay for the purposes of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (as derived under the EU Working Time Directive).
A limit on claims for deductions from pay to deductions which occurred in the 2 year period before the claim is filed will now cap back dated holiday pay claims
Business Secretary, Vince Cable, announces the setting up of a taskforce to assess the possible impact of the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling on holiday pay
The minimum holiday entitlement that must be given to every employee is 5.6 weeks per holiday year whether they are employed on a full time, part time, permanent, temporary or casual basis.
Read my overview of the legislation and
The relationship between workers’ rights, their holiday and how those rights are affected by sickness absence has been a much debated subject in recent years. A particular issue has been to what extent a worker on long-term sick leave, who has been unable to take holiday due to sickness, is entitled to carry forward accrued but untaken holiday to the following leave year.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that workers are entitled to take annual leave when off sick and claim payment in lieu when their employment terminates