COVID-19 has led to Important changes to the rules on carry over of annual leave. Here’s what you need to know. Over the past few weeks the response to the global coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the face of business in the UK and many other countries. Offices have emptied out as employees work from […]
From 1 April 2020 the method for calculating holiday pay for some employees is changing. Here’s what you need to know.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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?
Beyond employees’ pay there are hidden costs to employing people. The cost of annual leave is one of these. How much does annual leave cost your business? The obvious cost of employing workers at any business is their wages, along with the payroll taxes they generate, for each employee, though, there are other expenses. One […]
Big data is king, we have all heard of how gathering and analysing information is transforming the modern business world. By seeing patterns, you can make predictions and manage your resources, saving time and money. Seeing trends early can also let you spot and deal with difficulties before they become problems. When it comes to […]
Shift working can throw a spanner into the works of managing holiday and absence at your company. Calculations of hours to be paid as holiday pay, or remaining allowance, may be simple enough for a fixed working pattern, but when hours may vary week-to-week, averaging over a longer period, they become more complex. Shift patterns […]