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.
A model form to get a declaration from a joint adopter attending adoption appointments as to whether he or she is electing to take paid time off under s.57ZJ of the Employment Rights Act 1996 or unpaid time off under s.57ZL of the Employment Rights Act 1996. The right to time off to attend adoption appointments is available to adopters from 5 April 2015.
A model letter to respond to an employee's request for time off for foster carer duties.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has suggested that workers should be allowed to carry over untaken holiday into the next year if they are genuinely prevented from taking annual leave for "reasons beyond their control" other than sickness absence.
Two trade union representatives working night shifts claimed that the time they spent attending union meetings during the day was "working time" and so they were entitled to an 11-hour rest period from the end of the meetings until the start of their next night shift. The employment tribunal rejected this claim.
David Malamatenios is partner, Linda Quinn, Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are senior associates, and Dominic Speedie is an associate at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
A table setting out the statutory rights to time off work.
A table summarising the compensation payable for breaches of time off rights.
Practical guidance on dealing with requests for time off for antenatal care, including the right for fathers and partners to attend appointments.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to time off work.