XpertHR research looks at employers' provision of annual leave and holiday pay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated to highlight the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018, on this document.
In The Sash Window Workshop Ltd and another v King  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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to annual leave and holiday pay.