All items: Time off work

  • Why some employers must provide extra holiday in 2018

    31 October 2017

    As a result of the way in which the Easter bank holidays fall in 2018 and 2019, some employers will breach their employees' annual leave rights unless they furnish them with an extra day's annual leave.

  • Parental bereavement leave: a small step in the right direction

    18 October 2017

    While recognising the good intentions behind the recently published Parental Leave Bill, consultant editor Darren Newman questions the practical value of the proposed new right to paid parental bereavement leave.

  • Managing annual leave: five common employer pitfalls

    22 September 2017

    Mismanagement of annual leave can have a dramatic impact on a company's business, as demonstrated by Ryanair's cancellation of hundreds of flights after it admitted "messing up" the planning of pilots' holiday. Where do employers commonly get annual leave wrong?

  • Employment law cases 2017: seven decisions to look out for

    15 December 2016

    We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing, employment tribunal fees and holiday pay.

  • Ten important employment law cases in 2016

    1 December 2016

    What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.

  • Six common summer employment issues

    19 July 2016

    With high temperatures possible during the summer months, we explore some employment law scenarios employers may have to deal with.

  • Time off for union duties: time to take a stand

    1 February 2010

    Acas has issued an updated code on the right to take time off for union duties. John Charlton looks at what this means for employers.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to time off work.