Time Off For Family And Dependants

Employees have the right to take a reasonable amount of time off for family and dependants to deal with an emergency. Emergency Time Off The right to time off for family and dependants enables employees to deal with an unexpected or sudden problem, and make any necessary longer-term arrangements, and not to be dismissed orContinue reading “Time Off For Family And Dependants”

Holidays And Employment Law

There is a statutory minimum entitlement to paid holidays in each leave year under the Working Time Regulations. Paid Annual Leave Workers are entitled to a statutory minimum amount of paid annual leave in each leave year of 5.6 weeks or pro-rata up to a maximum of 28 days.  A week’s paid leave means theContinue reading “Holidays And Employment Law”

Absence From Work Rights

Find out about reasons the law allows employees to be absent from work. Annual leave, sickness, and other reasons for absence. Absence From Work An employee’s absence from work is often the basis for disputes between employers and their staff. A fundamental concept of employment is that an employee works for their employer at theContinue reading “Absence From Work Rights”

Working Parents’ Rights

Working parents have a number of rights and entitlements under UK employment law, including maternity leave, and paternity leave. Rights Of Working Parents Working parents have a number of rights and entitlements under UK employment law. Maternity Leave And Pay All pregnant employees are entitled to reasonable time off for antenatal care. From the firstContinue reading “Working Parents’ Rights”

Working Time Regulations

The Working Time Regulations set out the limits on how long most workers can work in a week, rights to rest periods, days off, annual leave. Working Time Limits The Working Time Regulations 1998, implemented the 1993 EC Working Time Directive into English law, with subsequent amending legislation. The Working Time Regulations apply to mostContinue reading “Working Time Regulations”

Flexible Working Rights

Flexible working – employees who qualify have a right to ask to vary their contract of employment to allow flexible working arrangements. Right To Vary Contract Employees who qualify, by having 26 weeks of continuous employment with their employer, have a right to ask to vary their contract of employment to allow flexible working arrangements.Continue reading “Flexible Working Rights”