In this Portuguese case, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that the weekly rest period of 24 hours may be granted on any day during each seven-day period, and not necessarily the day following six consecutive working days.
A Japanese-based firm recently granted its non-smoking employees additional holiday. Should UK employers follow suit by considering introducing such a policy? Sue Kelly and Selena Arbe-Barnes from Winckworth Sherwood consider how it might work.
A government scheme designed to help social care providers comply with minimum wage legislation has been described as a "suicide note".
As a result of the way in which the Easter bank holidays fall in 2018 and 2019, some employers will breach their employees' annual leave rights unless they furnish them with an extra day's annual leave.
A model contract clause setting out an executive director's position in relation to the working time rules on paid annual leave, working hours, rest breaks and night working.
Updated to cover the 2018/19 annual leave year, during which some employers in England and Wales will be required to provide workers with one additional day's holiday.
A table listing the bank holidays in Northern Ireland in 2019.
A table listing the bank holidays in Scotland in 2019.
A table listing the bank holidays in England and Wales in 2019.
We discuss the legal implications for employers of the recent EAT decision in Dudley Council v Willets and others, which establishes that regular voluntary overtime is included in holiday pay calculations.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to working time.