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Annual leave and holiday pay

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  • Annual leave survey 2019

    Date:
    22 May 2019
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR research looks at employers' provision of annual leave and holiday pay.

  • Date:
    26 April 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • Podcast: Key employment cases for 2019

    Date:
    11 January 2019
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Which employment cases will have the biggest impact on HR in 2019? We assess the likely impact on employers of upcoming cases on: the national minimum wage, shared parental leave, holiday pay, restrictive covenants, collective bargaining, covert CCTV, and employment status.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The reference period used for determining a week's pay when calculating holiday pay for workers with irregular hours increases from 12 weeks to 52 weeks.

  • Annual leave: German law cannot automatically preclude termination payment for unused holiday

    Date:
    7 November 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Kreuziger v Land Berlin and Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften eV v Shimizu, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that a worker who does not apply for leave does not automatically lose the right to a payment in lieu on termination of employment.

  • Annual leave: Worker's right to payment for untaken holiday survives death

    Date:
    7 November 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Stadt Wuppertal v Bauer; Volker Willmeroth als Inhaber der TWI Technische Wartung und Instandsetzung Volker Willmeroth eK v Broßonn, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that a German law that prevents a payment in lieu of a deceased worker's outstanding annual leave from forming part of his or her estate is incompatible with EU law.

  • Annual leave: Time to put a stop to 'rest-shaming'

    Date:
    1 November 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    As many employers wind up their holiday allowances for the year, what message do you give out on taking leave? Jonathan Richards, CEO of breatheHR, believes it pays to be positive about taking holiday.

  • Ambulance workers' holiday pay must include "regular and settled" voluntary overtime

    Date:
    12 July 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Flowers and others v East of England Ambulance Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that voluntary overtime must be included in the calculation of holiday pay for ambulance workers with a pattern of voluntary overtime that is sufficiently regular and settled.

  • Absence record form

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to highlight the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018, on this document.

  • Annual leave: Worker entitled to leave accrued over full 13-year period he worked for company

    Date:
    20 March 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In The Sash Window Workshop Ltd and another v King [2018] IRLR 142 ECJ, the ECJ held that the right to paid annual leave of a "worker" who was treated as a self-employed, commission-only salesman could accumulate over an unlimited period, and that the worker was entitled to claim the accrued holiday pay on termination.

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