The new coronavirus, COVID-19 has been spreading around the world, with cases and deaths reported in an ever-growing number of countries. As governments put in place measures to control its spread, many businesses are feeling the squeeze. Advice for employers has been issued by governments around the world, including the UK, Australia, and Canada. Beyond […]
Pro rata holiday is the amount of leave a new starter is entitled to when they join the company mid-way through the holiday year. How much do they get, and how do you work it out? The basics Every worker you employ has the right to paid time off work. How much this amounts to […]
You might not like doing it, but in any business it is sometimes necessary to refuse a leave request. This can be done by giving written notice as long as the holiday you are turning down, so to refuse a leave request for three days off, you would need to give three days’ notice. If […]
It is possible to carry over leave for an employee who has not taken it, but what are the rules, and how do you do it? There are many good reasons, as we’ve talked about on this blog before, for encouraging staff to use up their holiday entitlement before the end of your annual leave […]
When someone’s employment with you ends, you must pay them for untaken holiday, how do you work out what they are owed? When employees leave your business mid-year they are entitled to be paid for untaken holiday, but only the allowance that has accrued, not the full year’s amount. If they have taken more annual […]
Sometimes you need your employees to work on public holidays. Can you do this, and what do you need to know? No Legal Right to time off A common misconception of both employers and their staff is that there is a right to a day off on all public holidays. This can lead to confusion […]
Employers are able to tell staff when they have to take annual leave. Here’s a look at why you might want to do that, how to go about it, and what you need to know.
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It is no secret that for a long time your employee holiday planner, the LeaveWizard app, was built, maintained and supported by a team of two. We invested a lot of time and did our best. But of course, times moved on, technologies changed, people’s expectations changed. And over time some parts of our app […]
Getting enough notice when staff request annual leave is vital to make sure your business runs smoothly when staff are away from the business. When staff are on holiday it’s vital to either replace them or to have a colleague cover their work.
Out of the blue, last minute requests for time off can make it impossible to arrange this, though. Meaning that you either work short handed, or have to refuse the request, hurting your relationship with the employee. So what causes this problem, and what can you do to make sure that you get adequate notice?