CIPD voices fear over holiday rule

The
CIPD has criticised the landmark European Court of Justice ruling that will
give short-term workers rights to paid holidays.

Employers
will no longer be able to avoid giving leave to people employed on a freelance
or short-term basis due to the Working Time Directive ruling brought by media
union Bectu.

Mike
Emmott, CIPD’s advisor for employee relations, said, "We are very unhappy
about this regulation as we felt that the original law was perfectly OK.

"Employers
are going to be faced with increasing administration and this will be
unnecessarily bureaucratic. It will also increase costs."

Currently
in UK law, leave is conditional on the worker having been continuously employed
for 13 weeks by the same employer.

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