Employee returning late from holiday – what to do?

Usually you will get a request but perhaps the employee just returns late. There are a number of possible scenarios that we examine here… 1. The employee makes a request while on holiday and the effect on your business is minor You might just want to accede to the request. It could generate some goodwill. […]

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Insisting employees take holiday

Very occasionally employees do not take holiday. Care should be taken over this as it can cause problems for you in the future. Leaving holiday to the year end What frequently happens is that employees simply overlook taking holiday and then when the end of your holiday year approaches you find more holiday requests that […]

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Do you give your employees 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays?

If you do this and your holiday year runs from 1st April to 31st March then read on… Easter fell early this year, giving rise to two extra Bank Holidays in the year 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016. That is good Friday and Easter Monday arose twice in the same holiday year. Did […]

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Ensure you have a Happy Christmas: FAQs on holidays and Christmas

With Christmas, and the end of most holiday years, in sight, November is a good time to review staff holiday entitlements particularly if your holiday year ends on 31st December. Employees are entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year, with no carry over to the next year. There is a maximum statutory entitlement of […]

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Courts create holiday complexity again!

A recent case in Neal v Freightliner Ltd, reported in Personnel Today, threatens to change the long standing assumptions made in determining what employees get paid while on holiday. Although the case has been appealed to the Supreme Court there are reasons to expect that a change in holiday pay calculations will be needed. Hereto […]

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