Holiday

Welcome to Allen & Overy’s Employment Talk blog, sharing with you our views and insights into the complicated area of holiday or annual leave, which emanates from Europe and is implemented in the UK by the Working Time Regulations.

Summer Sports Bonanza – should employers be excited or apprehensive?

Robbie Sinclair

With Euro 2016 fast approaching (kicking off tonight), employers will have already started to consider the impact that this summer’s sporting events may have on the workplace. Read More

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Holiday Pay Update: British Gas’s Appeal Dismissed

Thomas Twitchett

The wait is finally over. Earlier this week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) delivered its long-awaited judgment in the holiday pay case of Lock v British Gas, comprehensively dismissing British Gas’s appeal. Read More

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Holiday pay re-visited – the break’s over

Thomas Twitchett

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, the matter of holiday pay and commission was re-visited once again in the long-running matter of Lock v British Gas, this time by the Employment Appeal Tribunal. British Gas is currently appealing the decision of Judge Ahmed in March earlier this year that the holiday pay provisions of the Read More

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Working time holiday pay and voluntary overtime

Sheila Fahy

The right to holiday pay, and the components that should be included in the calculation,  continue to generate litigation. Case law has already established that guaranteed overtime should be included, as well as non-guaranteed overtime, if it falls within a settled pattern of work over an appropriate reference period. Read More

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Holiday – What a Carry On…

Felicity Gemson

We already know that workers who are on sick leave continue to accrue their minimum four weeks’ holiday (the portion guaranteed by EU law) and that they can carry over any unused holiday, subject to some restrictions, to a future holiday year.  But, to be eligible to carry it over, must they show that they Read More

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Summer holiday listening (part one) – ageist stereotypes

Sheila Fahy

One of the things I love about summer holidays is being able to catch up on podcasts. I am not sure why it feels like an indulgence; perhaps it is because I grew up in a generation where box-sets and on-demand anything meant something entirely different. Read More

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2014 Employment Review and 2015 Predictions

Sarah Henchoz

I’m a celebrity 2014/15 The 2014 party promised to be an interesting one with all the intrigue of a masked ball. Even though celebrities like Shared Parental Leave and Equal Pay Audits were announced in advance, nobody really knew what to expect. These established personalities promised the arrival of something new on the cat walk. Read More

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