A model policy to set out your organisation's support for employees with caring responsibilities. The policy explains: who counts as a carer; flexible working arrangements; carers who need to deal with a crisis; and other support for carers. The policy stresses that line managers are key to implementing the carers policy.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that where an employee chooses not to take statutory annual leave during sick leave, he or she can carry forward the untaken annual leave for up to 18 months from the end of the leave year in which the leave arises.
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we discuss employees' entitlement to annual leave.
The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has held that there is no reason in principle why voluntary overtime should not be included in holiday pay, if it is normally carried out and is an "appropriately permanent feature" of the worker's remuneration.
In Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd  IRLR 648 ECJ, the ECJ ruled that art.7 of the Working Time Directive requires that notional commission payments should be included in a worker's pay to compensate for commission that he was prevented from earning while on annual leave.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the employment tribunal adopted an unduly restrictive approach when deciding that the time spent by two trade union representatives attending union meetings during the day was not "working time". The EAT said that the correct approach is to take into account the aims of the EU Directive relating to working time.
A model letter to respond to a request from an adopter for paid time off to attend an adoption appointment under s.57ZJ of the Employment Rights Act 1996.
A model letter to respond to a request from an adopter for unpaid time off to attend an adoption appointment under s.57ZL of the Employment Rights Act 1996.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to time off work.