Updated to include information on the ECJ decision in The Sash Window Workshop, in which a worker was entitled to carry over paid annual leave where he had not been given the opportunity to take it.
Updated to flag up that the football World Cup runs from 14 June to 15 July 2018.
The Government has announced that Fit for Work assessment services will close next spring, following low referral rates.
Employers need to plan for an ageing workforce where absences will be longer and employees may need to change their duties and responsibilities, argues David Hope, CEO of absence management specialist FirstCare.
The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay from April 2018.
XpertHR's sickness absence rates and costs survey shows movement after a long period of stability.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to absence/attendance.