Editor's message: Employees have rights relating to almost every aspect of the employment relationship, including working hours, disciplinary action and personal data. Different classes of worker have different rights, so to navigate through the minefield, use Quick reference > Statutory rights available to workers/employees/employee shareholders.
The right to request flexible working is applicable to all employees with 26 weeks' service (previously the right was only available to employees with children and carers of adult dependants). Employers must consider requests in a "reasonable manner". See Requests for flexible working.
The calculation of holiday pay can prove complex. Our Annual leave, with accompanying PowerPoint presentation, takes line managers through the laws on holiday entitlement and holiday pay. From 1 July 2015, claims for unlawful deductions from wages in respect of arrears of pay for holiday, are limited to a period of two years prior to the presentation of the claim to an employment tribunal (for claims presented on or after 1 July 2015). See Claims for arrears of holiday pay limited to two years.
Susan Dennehy, employment law editor
Updated to include information on draft Regulations that require prescribed persons to report on workers' disclosures, due in force from 1 April 2017.
In this week's podcast, we discuss the use of social media in the recruitment process and look at the results of our recent survey on the topic.
XpertHR is conducting a survey on annual leave provision among UK organisations and would like to invite you to take part.
This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an employment tribunal decision that the claimant's assertion that his beliefs required him to take a block of five weeks' leave to attend religious festivals was not genuine.
Updated to provide information on some of the important changes that will apply when the General Data Protection Regulation takes effect on 25 May 2018.
Updated to include information on Amissah v Trainpeople.Co.Uk Ltd (dissolved) and London Underground Ltd, in which the EAT explained the approach for calculating compensation for breach of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.
The Government's Brexit White Paper reiterates the importance of providing certainty on the immigration status of EU workers already based in the UK and UK nationals already working in the EU.
The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, published after the Supreme Court's ruling, is progressing through Parliament. Under the Bill, the Prime Minister is authorised to give notice under art.50 of the UK's decision to withdraw from the EU. The Government has published a White Paper that sets out its plan for the UK's agreement with the EU. To help employers prepare for Brexit, we round up our resources providing practical guidance.
Updated to include information on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, under which the Prime Minister is authorised to give notice under art.50 of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU.
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