Leave

UK employment law makes provision for a wide variety of types of leave from work. Some of the more common are annual leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, and time off for medical or dental appointments.


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Short-term sickness absence policy: a 15-step guide for HR

Putting together a short-term sickness absence policy can be one of the most daunting tasks an HR professional can face....

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Long-term sickness absence policy: a 16-step guide for HR

3 May 2017

A watertight long-term sickness absence policy can give employees who are off work for an extended period the best chance...

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Long-term sick leave dismissals: court guidance on borderline cases

21 Mar 2017

The Court of Appeal has provided guidance on when employers can dismiss an employee on long-term sick leave, in what...

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Bereavement and compassionate leave: What’s the right thing to do?

22 Feb 2017

Facebook has announced that employees can now take up to 20 days of paid leave if an immediate family member...

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Annual leave entitlement: Take part in our survey

15 Feb 2017

XpertHR is running a short benchmarking survey on the annual leave entitlements offered by UK employers.
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The webinar will look at all forms of leave, genuine or not.

Leave and absence: managing attendance fairly (webinar)

21 Jun 2016

ON DEMAND | What happens when employees take holiday, fall sick, or have other reasons that affect their attendance?

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Supporting staff through Ramadan and Eid

1 Jun 2016

This year, the holy month of Ramadan starts on 6 June, meaning the longest average fasting hours in its lunar-based...

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Six interesting facts about employment law in Ireland

17 Mar 2016

Employers in the Republic of Ireland have to pay a contribution of employees’ earnings to a national training fund and...

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Annual leave

Congratulation leave? Unusual types of leave from around the world

14 Jan 2016

Anyone thinking that the UK’s upcoming grandparental leave is unnecessary meddling by law-makers should look beyond these shores at the...

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Top 10 HR questions December 2015: Severe weather

5 Jan 2016

Many employers will have been affected by the severe storms over recent weeks. The top FAQ on XpertHR in December...

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Ten notable facts about Puerto Rico labour law

12 Nov 2015

Employers in Puerto Rico must take account of both US federal and Puerto Rico labour law. This dual legal system...

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Egypt: Employment rights for staff stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh

6 Nov 2015

Employers are not obliged to pay staff unable to return to work due to the suspension of flights from the...

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Election 2015: employees’ rights to their opinions

14 Apr 2015

With the UK’s general election looming large, Karen Baxter of UK law firm Lewis Silkin and Sal Simao of US...

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Public-sector strikes cause disruption for parents

10 Jul 2014

Parents and their employers face disruption today as teachers join other public-sector workers in a strike over pay, pensions and...

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Does your organisation make a special case for special leave?

11 Jun 2014

What does your organisation do when employees request less straightforward forms of leave? XpertHR is conducting a short Benchmarking survey...

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