Updated to include information on the ECJ decision in The Sash Window Workshop, in which a worker was entitled to carry over paid annual leave where he had not been given the opportunity to take it.
The European Court of Justice has held that a worker must be able to carry over unused holiday when the employer does not put that worker in a position to exercise the right to take paid 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.
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.
Updated to include changes to the calculation of holiday pay.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that entirely voluntary overtime should be included in normal remuneration for calculating holiday pay.
The Advocate General has taken the view that where an employer has not provided a worker with paid leave, the worker's right to paid leave carries over until he or she has the opportunity to exercise it and, on termination of the engagement, the worker has the right to payment in lieu of any leave that is outstanding.
An employment tribunal has held that ambulance workers' non-guaranteed overtime in respect of "shift overruns" should be included in the calculation of their holiday pay, but that on the facts of this case purely voluntary overtime does not have to be included.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to annual leave and holiday pay.