Tags: Holidays

Family incomes fall over summer holiday season

..But expenditure increases as families treat children Household incomes fall by 7% to £2,003 in line with school holiday season Amount spent on children’s activities soars by 33% year on year Family debts creep up by 13% over quarter to £10,563 The latest Aviva Family Finances Report, shows the average family income has fallen from…

Court of Appeal rules on holiday entitlement during long-term sick leave

The Court of Appeal has ruled that an NHS Leeds’ employee is still entitled to paid annual holidays, despite being off sick for the whole of that year. The court ruled that NHS Leeds’ clerical worker Janet Larner is entitled to her paid leave for the year 2009/10, even though she was off sick for…

European Court ruling offers clarification on holiday leave accrued during sickness

Clearer guidance over accruing holiday leave during a period of sickness has been given by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). In a recent judgment, the minimum allowance to be carried forward was confirmed as four weeks, as specified by the Working Time Directive (WTD). This must be taken within 15 months, otherwise it is lost. Neidel…

Bosses urged to fork out for Jubilee weekend

Employers are being encouraged to pay workers for an extra day of leave over the June bank holiday weekend. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) is worried that penny-pinching bosses will expect employees to work as normal during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which run from 2 to 5 June. Brendan Barber, General Secretary, said: “Sadly…

Jubilee break poses potential holiday headache for HR

Acas warns employers to ‘start planning now’ Acas has urged employers to plan ahead for the extra bank holiday on Tuesday 5 June, which was created to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations this year. The organisation, which provides mediation services to employers, said that while the summer date “seems a long way off”, staff…

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: Acas reminds employers of holiday issues

Summer may seem a long way off but celebrations have already begun to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. To mark the occasion there will be an extra bank holiday on Tuesday 5 June 2012 – the last bank holiday in May has also been moved to Monday 4 June. Employers may find themselves having to…

200 days to go – Acas helps employers prepare for the Olympics 2012

With around 200 days to go until the Olympics, workplace experts Acas advise employers to avoid any last-minute hurdles by preparing for staff being away from work. Employers should start talking to employees now who are volunteering during the 2012 Games to manage expectations and minimise the impact on workplace productivity. Q Three of my…