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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Parental bereavement leave to be introduced in 2020

2 Nov 2018

Parents and primary carers who suffer the loss of a child will be entitled to at least two weeks’ paid...

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Annual leave: Time to put a stop to ‘rest-shaming’

30 Oct 2018

As many employers wind up their holiday allowances for the year, what message do you give out on taking leave?...

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Top 10 HR questions September 2018 – probation dismissals and unavailable companions

2 Oct 2018

Can you dismiss before a probationary period ends if they're not up to the job?

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Government to consider five days’ paid leave for working carers

3 Aug 2018

The government has committed to exploring the case for five days’ statutory paid leave for carers, but has been criticised...

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Top 10 HR questions July 2018 – workplace temperatures and holiday pay

1 Aug 2018

We can’t be expected to work in this heat! This may have become a familiar complaint for employers to deal...

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Five ways to support employees during Ramadan

11 Jun 2018

As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan draws to a close this week, Ayesha Salahuddin from PWC looks at how...

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World Cup 2018: Six goals for employers

16 May 2018

The 2018 World Cup in Russia sees 32 nations taking part in 63 matches from Thursday 14 June until Sunday...

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Sash Windows decision leaves employers wide open to holiday pay claims

29 Nov 2017

Anyone deemed to have “worker” status must be able to carry over paid annual leave, even if they have not...

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Ryanair troubles: why lag behind when you can schedule ahead?

18 Oct 2017

The key issue behind the recent troubles at Ryanair was a failure to plan for pilots’ leave. Why do so...

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

3 May 2017

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.
Take part in the...

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