Holiday

Harper Trust vs Brazel rule could impact holiday pay practices

The UK Supreme Court ruling of Harper Trust vs Brazel could have a major effect on the way holiday pay is calculated by employers across the country.

Will Goldman Sachs’ unlimited holiday policy start a new trend?

The news that Goldmans Sachs will allow its senior bankers to take as many days’ leave as they want under a new flexible vacation scheme has raised eyebrows and reignited the debate about unlimited...

Extra bank holiday could give HR contract conundrum

The addition of an extra bank holiday to the calendar could create a sticking point between employers and employees.

Platinum Jubilee weekend - what are employees entitled to?

While many employees may already be swept-up in making plans for the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend – are they legally entitled to this extra day off?

Errant umbrella firms to be named and shamed

The new CEO of the Freelance and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has said he will name and shame umbrella companies that fall short of best practice compliance policies.

Unlimited holiday is 'click-bait HR policy'

Stockbroker firm, FinnCapp, HR consultancy CharlieHR and media agency The7stars. Three very different companies with one thing in common: they’ve all implemented unlimited holiday for employees and...

Mental health professionals ask employers to implement a right to disconnect

Almost half (45%) of employees have reported they feel they have to reply to work messages outside of working hours.

One in 10 Brits willing to risk job for post-holiday quarantine

A reported 10% of UK workers have said they would risk losing their job over going on holiday and having to quarantine when they come back.

Acas urges UK workers to take much needed time off work

Acas has urged UK employees to talk to their bosses about taking holiday, as four in 10 have taken less time off during the pandemic compared to before it started.

Workers missing out on £3.1 billion of paid leave

One in 14 UK workers are not getting their full legal holiday entitlement, according to TUC analysis

Two in five take a maximum of half their leave

As many as 40% of employees take a maximum of just half their holiday entitlement, with an average employee taking just 62% of their leave, according to Glassdoor

UK workers least likely to take holiday

Large workloads, guilt at leaving, and finding it difficult to switch off while away are all factors