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.


Facing an annual leave backlog? Employers’ questions answered

After the government’s announcement this week that stricter coronavirus restrictions could be in place for a further six months –...

Top 10 HR questions August 2020: Returning to work and quarantine

2 Sep 2020

The summer holiday season raised questions for employers about the impact of self-isolating and quarantining after returning from abroad. A...

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Coronavirus and travel: seven questions about quarantine

28 Jul 2020

On Saturday, the government announced that anyone returning from Spain, including the Balearics and Canaries, must self-isolate on their return...

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Extend paid bereavement leave right beyond parents, urges CIPD

21 Jul 2020

The right to bereavement leave and pay should be extended to all employees experiencing a close family bereavement, not just...

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Seven ways of dealing with return-to-work childcare issues

26 Jun 2020

Although more workplaces will reopen on 4 July, schools and other childcare settings such as holiday clubs are unlikely to...

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Last-minute holiday requests likely during heatwave

23 Jun 2020

HR teams may find themselves experiencing an influx of last-minute requests for annual leave this week, with temperatures set to...

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EY to shut offices for a day so staff can catch up on leave

17 Jun 2020

Consulting and accountancy firm EY will shut its UK offices on 3 July to help ensure staff use up their...

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Family emergencies abroad may require a month off work

9 Jun 2020

An employment lawyer has warned that staff who have travelled abroad to handle a family emergency may need to take...

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Black Lives Matter: Employers urged to take a stand against racism

3 Jun 2020

HR professionals are being advised to “check in” with their employees and do their best to accommodate annual leave requests...

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Top 10 HR questions April 2020: Furlough and annual leave

4 May 2020

The government has provided some clarification on the relationship between furlough and annual leave.
The Easter bank holidays falling shortly...

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Acas publishes coronavirus advice for employers

19 Feb 2020

Acas has published advice for employers on dealing with the new coronavirus outbreak, including how to handle employees who have...

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Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific employees asked to take unpaid leave

5 Feb 2020

Cathay Pacific Airways has asked its employees to take three weeks’ unpaid leave after it was forced to cut 90%...

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Holiday pay: why are employers still getting it wrong?

3 Feb 2020

Many employers are still not getting their holiday pay calculations right, but are they to blame? Ashleigh Webber looks at...

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Top 10 HR questions December 2019: Sickness absence and unused annual leave

3 Jan 2020

How much control can employers have over the timing of employees’ annual leave?
Employers with holiday years that run from...

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‘Protect workers’ rights after Brexit’, voters urge Boris Johnson

23 Dec 2019

Two-thirds of people who voted Conservative in the 2019 general election want the new government to protect or enhance workers’...

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