Lyons v Mitie Security
Lyons was employed as a security officer for Mitie Security. He was supplied to Mitie's clients at various locations. Mitie did not guarantee a minimum number of working hours per week and Lyons was only paid fo More...09 February 2010 11:28
Workers will be given an extra, one-off bank holiday in 2012 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, it has emerged. The special bank holiday will be on Monday 4 June - the Queen's official birthday - to mark her 60 years on the throne. The tradit More...04 January 2010 09:19
What difference will one more bank holiday make, asks Tara Craig More...26 November 2009 15:27
Employers should be aware that shutting the office over Christmas could be seen as discriminatory by followers of some religions, it has emerged.
Non-Christians have to use up their annual leave to celebrate their own religious holidays and so may More...23 November 2009 09:37
Two recent stellar rulings on sickness and holiday accrual and entitlement have managed to clear some waters and muddy others. Joanne Owers explains.
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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided that workers who are sick during a period of pre-arranged annual leave are entitled to defer the leave until a later date, after they have recovered. If the leave cannot be taken during the current ho More...04 November 2009 00:04
A Chinese traditional medicine shop has lost its appeal against a tribunal judgment that saw an ex-employee awarded £25,000 in lieu of unused holidays and meal allowances.
Beijing Ton Ren Tang (BTRT), which runs a traditional Chinese medicine shop i More...28 October 2009 07:00
Elizabeth Lang, a partner in the London employment team at Bird & Bird, looks at how UK holiday entitlement compares to standards across Europe and further afield. In the UK, the statutory minimum holiday entitlement for full-time workers rose i More...10 August 2009 15:34
When asked which staff benefit they would like to remove if they could, almost a quarter of company directors opted for all of them. In a telephone poll in May, undertaken by fleet management specialist Lloyds TSB Autolease, 200 directors were asked: More...13 July 2009 12:00
In January this year, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that a worker on sick leave is also entitled to annual leave, but that member states could have rules that required or enabled the annual leave to be taken during sick leave. The decis More...17 June 2009 15:55
Pinsent Masons partner Philip Titchmarsh discusses various aspects of the House of Lords ruling on Stringer v HMRC.
Employers will desperately seek to sack staff on long-term sick leave following a major ruling that workers ca More...12 June 2009 16:31
Workers can accrue holiday pay while on sick leave, the House of Lords has ruled.
In the final judgment in Stringer v HMRC this morning , the House of Lords ruled that workers who are denied holiday pay while on sick leave can claim to an employm More...10 June 2009 12:44
A long-running case concerning whether staff can accrue holiday pay while on sick leave will be heard in the House of Lords tomorrow. In Stringer v HMRC, former employees of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have brought claims against the de More...29 April 2009 11:43
British Airways could face industrial action over plans to slash employee remuneration and holidays, to reduce in-flight budgets by £82m. The airline has notified its cabin crew of 32 money-saving proposals which include cutting annual leave from 36 t More...07 April 2009 09:56
British Airways pilots' representatives will consider whether to appeal against today's ruling by the Court of Appeal that they were only entitled to holiday pay based on their basic salaries. British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) spokesman Keit More...03 April 2009 09:53
Job losses continue to dominate the headlines as businesses scrabble to save money. But there are plenty of alternatives to redundancy which can both save you cash and ensure you hang on to your best staff through the tough times. Nick Martindale report More...03 February 2009 12:13
In one of the most anticipated cases of this year, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that holiday entitlement accrued during long-term sickness can be carried over . The judgment followed its consideration of Stringer and others v HM More...01 February 2009 00:00
Employees win the right to accrue holiday while on sick leave
The long-running case of Stringer v HMRC has finally reached its conclusion at the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
Update 03/11/2011: The Government has proposed to More...21 January 2009 15:19
Tesco employees are to share in more than £25m of vouchers and savings - as well as an extra day's holiday - this Christmas. About 268,000 workers at the supermarket giant's stores, distribution centres and head offices will receive up to £96 each of More...09 December 2008 08:01
Cable & Wireless has just given its employees around the world an extra day off after reporting an increase in half-year profits, Personnel Today has learned.
All 5,000 staff across Europe, Asia and the US will also receive an advance on their More...20 November 2008 07:13