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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?