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.


Acas publishes coronavirus advice for employers

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

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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Queen’s Speech: flexible working, carers’ leave and immigration plan confirmed

20 Dec 2019

A number of new Bills that will affect workers have been announced.

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A fifth of over-45s expect to quit work to care for relatives

9 Oct 2019

One in five (19%) employees aged over 45 expects to quit their job to care for an adult relative full...

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Ryanair tells pilots: ‘Take unpaid leave or transfer abroad’

26 Sep 2019

Ryanair has asked its UK pilots to take unpaid leave for up to a year or transfer to its other...

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flexible working

Why meeting flexible working requests is easier said than done

26 Sep 2019

With Labour proposing a four-day week and unions campaigning for workers to use technology to spend less time in the...

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Young and old most likely to miss out on paid holiday and payslips

16 Sep 2019

The youngest and oldest staff working in atypical ways, such as temporary work, are the most at risk of missing...

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Mini factory Brexit

No-deal Brexit: Mini factory staff may be forced to take unpaid leave

11 Sep 2019

Workers at the Mini plant in Oxfordshire could be forced to take at least two weeks’ unpaid leave and have...

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Top 10 HR questions August 2019: term-time holiday calculations

3 Sep 2019

How should you calculate holiday pay for a term-time worker without regular hours?
A recent Court of Appeal decision, The...

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pet bereavement leave

Petition calls for pet bereavement leave

15 Aug 2019

A woman who claims she lost her job on the same day her dog died is calling for the right...

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Met PC defies bosses to appear on Big Brother

13 Aug 2019

A Metropolitan police constable is appearing on the Nigerian version of the reality television show Big Brother, despite her manager...

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more holiday economic growth

Give workers more holiday to stimulate economic growth, report urges

12 Aug 2019

Increasing minimum holiday entitlement and wages would help solve the UK’s productivity crisis and stimulate economic growth, a think tank...

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