Employment & HR - Working time

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BANK HOLIDAYS - 01.05.2024

Is it worth considering a flexible bank holidays scheme?

A flexible bank holidays scheme can help you to create a more inclusive workplace and may assist with staff recruitment and retention. How do these schemes operate and what should you consider before deciding whether to introduce one?
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HOLIDAYS - 17.04.2024

Holiday years for irregular hours and part-year workers

New annual leave accrual rules now apply for irregular hours and part-year workers, but only in respect of holiday years starting on or after 1 April 2024. What’s the problem here and is there a potential way around it for new workers?
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HOLIDAYS - 17.04.2024

Q&A - extended annual leave for special events

Q. An employee has requested to take four weeks’ annual leave to attend the Euros in the summer. Although he’ll have sufficient leave remaining, our policy provides that we don’t allow more than two weeks’ annual leave at any one time. Can we decline his request? ...
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PARENTAL LEAVE - 08.04.2024

Parental leave and automatic unfair dismissal protection

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has refused to strike out an automatic unfair dismissal claim brought by an employee who argued his dismissal was because he sought to take parental leave. What was the rationale for the EAT’s decision?
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WORKING TIME - 19.03.2024

What are the rules on working hours and rest breaks?

The Working Time Regulations 1998 set out rules limiting a worker’s working hours and providing for them to have rest breaks. What are your main obligations in relation to working hours and rest breaks under the legislation?
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JURY SERVICE - 19.03.2024

Can you apply to defer an employee’s jury service?

An employee summonsed to jury service is legally obliged to attend unless there are compelling reasons why they are unable to. If they’re summonsed at an inconvenient time for your business, can you apply for their jury service to be deferred?
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Employment & HR - Working time

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WORKING TIME - 19.03.2024

What are the rules on working hours and rest breaks?

The Working Time Regulations 1998 set out rules limiting a worker’s working hours and providing for them to have rest breaks. What are your main obligations in relation to working hours and rest breaks under the legislation?
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HOLIDAYS - 28.02.2024

Annual leave for irregular hours and part-year workers

For holiday years beginning on or after 1 April 2024, new rules will apply to annual leave under the Working Time Regulations 1998 for irregular hours and part-year workers. What are the essentials of those new rules?
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HOLIDAYS - 17.04.2024

Holiday years for irregular hours and part-year workers

New annual leave accrual rules now apply for irregular hours and part-year workers, but only in respect of holiday years starting on or after 1 April 2024. What’s the problem here and is there a potential way around it for new workers?
Read more

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