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May Bank Holiday 2020

In order to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day in 2020, the government has decided to move the early May bank holiday, which is usually scheduled for the first Monday in May, to Friday 8 May.
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May Bank Holiday 2020

Employee or worker status – the diagnosis of a doctor

In Community Based Care Health Ltd v. Narayan UKEAT/0162/18, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has characterised a GP as a worker under the Employment Rights Act 1996.
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Employee or worker status – the diagnosis of a doctor

Holiday pay entitlement for part-year employees – not a simple 12.07% of hours worked

In the recent case of Harpur Trust v. Brazel [2019] EWCA Civ 1402, the Court of Appeal considered whether the holiday entitlement of a permanent employee who worked only part of the year should be prorated to that of a full-year worker.
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Holiday pay entitlement for part-year employees – not a simple 12.07% of hours worked

No break for the CJEU in deciding holiday pay cases

Holiday pay seems to have been at the forefront of the Court of Justice of the European Union's (CJEU) mind this week as the court has been busy deciding two cases on the matter. Both are helpful to remind employers of their obligations in respect of providing employees with paid annual leave.
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No break for the CJEU in deciding holiday pay cases

Taylor Review – update

The House of Commons Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees (the Committees) made recommendations in November 2017 for addressing the issues raised in the Taylor Review. These included:
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Taylor Review – update

King v. Sash Windows judgment leaves employers vulnerable to backdated holiday claims

In King v. Sash Windows, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that anyone deemed to have "worker" status is entitled to carry over paid annual holiday in circumstances where they have not had the opportunity to take it.
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King v. Sash Windows judgment leaves employers vulnerable to backdated holiday claims

Check the holiday calendar!

Failure to correctly plan pilots' holidays will result in Ryanair cancelling hundreds of flights over the next six weeks.
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Check the holiday calendar!