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Working time

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  • Zero hours workers assume no entitlement to paid holiday

    Date:
    9 May 2017
    Type:
    News

    Half of people on zero hours contracts wrongly believe that they are not entitled to paid holidays, research by Citizens Advice has revealed.

  • Podcast: How holiday cases are affecting employer practice

    Date:
    5 May 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this week's podcast, we discuss the key findings of our new research on employers' annual leave offerings and explain how employers are working out holiday pay in the light of the glut of case law in recent years.

  • Annual leave survey 2017

    Date:
    5 May 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR research looks at annual leave provision, how employers calculate holiday pay, and arrangements for unused holiday entitlement.

  • More autonomy means happier workers, according to research

    Date:
    25 April 2017
    Type:
    News

    Employees with higher levels of autonomy have better overall wellbeing and higher levels of job satisfaction, research has found.

  • Working time: Rest breaks can be refused without having been requested

    Date:
    13 April 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Grange v Abellio London Ltd [2017] IRLR 108 EAT, the EAT held that a worker does not have to have made an explicit request to take a rest break under reg.12(1) of the Working Time Regulations 1998 for the employer to have refused a rest break for the purposes of reg.30(1)(a). It is sufficient that working arrangements operate in such a way as to prevent the break from being taken.

  • Annual leave: Commission should be included in holiday pay calculation

    Date:
    20 March 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Lock and another v British Gas Trading Ltd (No.2) [2016] IRLR 946 CA, the Court of Appeal held that the Employment Appeal Tribunal was correct to uphold an employment tribunal decision that the Working Time Regulations 1998 can be interpreted to require employers to include workers' results-based commission in the calculation of their holiday pay.

  • Religious holidays policy

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to include information on Gareddu v London Underground Ltd, affirming that an employer was entitled to turn down an employee’s request for a long period of time off for religious festivals.

  • Religious holidays contract clause

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to include information on Gareddu v London Underground Ltd, affirming that an employer was entitled to turn down an employee’s request for a long period of time off for religious festivals.

  • Hours of work

    Type:
    Line manager briefings

    Line manager briefing looking at hours of work, including the rules that prescribe maximum working hours and the process for opting out of those rules, and exploring how to manage overtime and employees who overwork.

  • Working hours policy

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to include information on Grange v Abellio London Ltd, in which the EAT held that an employer has a proactive duty to ensure a worker's entitlement to take a rest break.

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