Tag Archives: holiday management

Right to annual leave can’t be bought out

Did you know that EU law prevents employers from carrying over the first four weeks of employees’ statutory annual leave? The only exception is when an employee is unable to take the leave because of sickness absence. If the leave is not taken, it is lost.

In the UK, employees are guaranteed 5.6 weeks of annual leave. Employers cannot give employees payment in lieu of their statutory minimum annual leave entitlement.

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New features in Engage – summer 2015 edition

This summer we have been working on improving the calendar features in Engage. We added a calendar integration feature so that holidays and absence records can be exported to Outlook or Google Calendars or any other calendar software that supports the standard ics format. There’s now also a subscription option that automatically updates the external calendar when any changes are made in Engage. Continue reading

Annual leave law update

Well it is that time of the year again, holiday season. As usual, employment law and regulations keep changing and it seems that this space is becoming more and more confusing rather than simpler. All you have to do is take one look at the legislation on shared parental leave to know what we’re talking about. There are many regulation changes that are currently being discussed in the UK and two of the annual leave law updates seem particularly relevant because they are likely to affect most employers. Continue reading