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Employers will welcome clarification on whether and for how long employees on sick leave can carry forward untaken statutory annual leave under EU law.
An employee was off sick from April 2010 until his employment terminated in February 2014. He did not ask to take the statutory 20 days' annual leave he was entitled to under EU law in any of the employer's 2010, 2011 or 2012 annual leave periods (which ran from 1 February to 31 January).… Read more
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 9:23 am
Employers should consider whether to include wholly voluntary overtime when calculating employees' annual holiday pay, following a Northern Irish legal ruling.
An engineer worked for a Northern Irish local authority. The local authority was not obliged to offer him overtime and, if it did, he was not obliged to accept it – it was purely voluntary.… Read more
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 9:22 am
Employers should check whether any employees have no fixed place of work and travel from home to their first job of the day, and back home after their last job of the day: time spent travelling may amount to working time for the purposes of the working time rules.… Read more
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 9:21 am