How To Manage Holiday Requests

How To Manage Holiday Requests

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.

Easter Bank Holidays

Easter Bank Holidays

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. The wording in some employees’ contracts may result in an unanticipated shortfall in their holiday entitlement, for which their employer will be liable, as a result of variations in Easter dates.

Read my Top Tips to what is happening and what options you have if you are affected.

Government Introduce Cap on Back Dated Holiday Pay Claims

Legislation News

Currently workers bringing claims for unpaid wages can recover historic shortfalls in their pay over an unlimited period, provided there is a series of deductions from their pay and their claim is filed within three months of the last shortfall in pay. Yesterday (18 December 2014) the government introduced the Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014 which will limit claims for deductions from pay filed on or after 1 July 2015 to deductions which occurred in the two year period before the claim is filed.

Workers entitled to paid annual leave, even when off sick

Workers entitled to paid annual leave, even when off sick

The Court of Appeal has ruled that an employee was entitled to be paid annual leave under the Working Time Directive, even though she had been absent from work through sickness.

In a landmark ruling, the court also ruled that the employee, Janet Larner, who was employed by NHS Leeds as a part-time clerical worker, was entitled to carry over annual leave she accrued while off sick to the following year, although she had not asked to do so.