Annual leave

How is holiday pay changing?

We asked employment lawyers to explain the changes to holiday pay and entitlement which came into effect on 1 April 2024.

Who should get annual leave over Christmas?

As many workers would like to take annual leave around the festive period, HR can get caught in the middle. But are workers legally entitled to time off and should they be paid extra if they do work?

Half of UK employees work on days off

Over half (53%) of UK employees worked while on annual leave in the last year, according to a study from Forbes Advisor.

Supreme Court holiday pay ruling makes it easier for employees to reclaim underpayment

Yesterday (4 October) the Supreme Court made a ruling that will make it easier for employees to reclaim unlawful deductions from their holiday pay.

Does your organisation need marriage leave?

Only 5% of UK employers offer marriage leave on top of annual leave, according to new research from wedding app Hitched.

What should HR do if an employee is stranded abroad?

Widespread flight disruption has left thousands of passengers stranded since the bank holiday (28 August), leaving some employees unable to get to work.

Carer’s Leave Bill – what employers need to know

The Carer’s Leave Bill is expected to come into force in 2024 after it received final approval from the House of Lords in May.

Employees not taking annual leave should raise alarm bells for HR

When it comes to annual leave, there are two types of people: those who plan their time off meticulously and make the most of their paid time off, and those who don’t.

Case study: Grant Thornton's choose-your-own bank holidays

Professional services firm Grant Thornton has begun offering flexible bank holidays. Nosa Omoigui finds out how it has been a boon for inclusivity.

SMEs to give employees extra time off in December

More than half a million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are looking to give their workers extra time off around Christmas, according to research from Barclays.

Employee leave rights for the Queen’s funeral

As the UK continues to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the government has announced that the day of her funeral will be a bank holiday, as well as a Day of National Mourning.

Companies making it hard for workers to take holiday

Companies are putting their employees at risk of burnout by making it difficult or impossible to take annual leave, according to research by Just Eat for Business.