The Right to Request Flexible Working

Before June 2014, employees needed to meet fairly fixed eligibility requirements in order to have the right to request flexible working, such as having caring responsibilities for either a child or an adult in need of care.Now, to be eligible to request flexible working, an employee only needs to have served 26 weeks’ continuous service…

Are Zero-Hours Workers entitled to Paid Annual Leave?

Are Zero-Hours Workers entitled to Paid Annual Leave?

The simple answer is ‘yes’. Employees engaged on zero-hours contracts have the same legal protections as more traditional full-time employees and are entitled to paid annual leave during employment. Zero-hours workers are also entitled to paid leave upon termination of employment, should there be any accrued leave that hasn’t been taken. Zero-hours workers continue to…

Some TIPS for Employers during the Christmas Season

Beware the Christmas Party

…and other HR TIPS to help employers avoid issues during the Christmas Season Communicate any compulsory closing dates to employees early in the year – as this can affect annual leave entitlements Review annual leave entitlements for the year and ensure employees have taken their full leave entitlement or, whether they are allowed (in line…

Can I refuse an annual leave request?

Yes, although employees have the right to statutory annual leave, employers can say when leave can or cannot be taken. Some organisations have shut-downs when employees are required to take leave and others may stop employees taking leave during busy periods at certain times of the year. To avoid issues cropping up at busy times…