Commentary and insights

All items: Working time

  • Four-day week: what are the legal considerations for HR?

    Date:
    28 June 2022

    At the start of June, more than 70 companies embarked on a trialĀ of working a four-day week. The pilot will last for six months and employees involved will receive 100% of their usual pay, just working 80% of the time.

  • Bank holidays: Six things employers need to know

    Date:
    8 June 2022

    Are employees entitled to extra pay for working on bank holidays? What does an employer do if an employee refuses to work on a bank holiday? How should bank holidays be managed for part-time employees? Public holidays can raise a myriad of issues for employers - we explain how to deal with some of the most common.

  • Queen's Platinum Jubilee holiday: Issues for employers

    Date:
    9 May 2022

    In 2022, the late May bank holiday has been moved to Thursday 2 June and there is an additional bank holiday on Friday 3 June, creating a four-day weekend to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. What does the long weekend of celebrations across the UK mean for employers?

  • Employers' guide to Euro 2020: Five goals for your workplace

    Date:
    2 June 2021

    Employers should plan ahead to make the most of the positive impact that this large sporting event can have on staff mental health and morale. However, employers also need to take steps to minimise disruption, particularly as a number of games take place during normal office hours and in the early evening.

  • Five potential HR holiday dilemmas this summer

    Date:
    25 May 2021

    As restrictions on international travel ease, we highlight five potential annual leave issues that employers could face this summer and explain how HR professionals can tackle them.

  • Police sector: Shift and night working

    Date:
    27 November 2019

    We look at how shift and night working operates in the police sector and some of the initiatives aimed at reducing the potential negative impact of such working patterns.

  • Holiday pay calculation and back payments

    Date:
    8 August 2019

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the latest rulings in a long line of holiday pay cases, including one with significant back-pay implications for Northern Ireland employers. He also explains why the issue of lengthy back-pay periods may not yet be completely resolved for employers in the rest of the UK.

  • Calculating holiday entitlement for term-time workers: is there a simple answer?

    Date:
    26 April 2019

    In light of new guidance for local government employers on term-time workers, consultant editor Darren Newman looks for a simple way to calculate the holiday entitlement of employees who work only during school terms.

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