Can you carry over leave for an employee?

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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 […]

Do You Get Stuck Working Out Untaken Holiday?

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The calculation is complex

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 […]

Are You Getting Enough Notice for Staff Leave Requests?

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short notice annual leave requests?

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?