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A quarter of employees have taken holiday to deal with excessive workplace stress

A quarter (26%) of employees have taken paid time off or holiday leave to deal with excessive stress caused by work, according to research by Dolan Contractor Group. The survey of employees at 140 organisations also found that long work hours (41%) was the greatest cause for stress in the workplace, followed by pressure to […]

Gardner Leader gives 135 employees unlimited paid holiday

Law firm Gardner leader has launched an unlimited paid holiday policy for all of its 135 employees, rolling the scheme out to four offices across the South East and London. The scheme was launched on 1 February 2020, following a successful 12-month trial during 2019. The policy allows for unlimited annual leave at the manager’s discretion, […]

NHS medical couriers’ £1 million holiday pay claim to be concluded

Next week, the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is set to represent 45 medical couriers in a landmark holiday pay claim worth more than £1 million, against NHS contractor The Doctors Laboratory (TDL). Dr Jason Moyer-Lee, general secretary at IWGB will represent the medical couriers, who are claiming that over the course of 20 […]

Jonckers introduces unlimited paid holiday globally

Global translation organisation Jonckers is implementing an unlimited paid holiday scheme for all 350 employees across the 10 countries in which it operates. Following an initial trial in its Czech and Slovak offices, which began this month, the organisation will roll out unlimited holiday for its 172 Belgian employees from March. It plans to offer […]

Recovering from the Post-Holiday Employee Turnover: A Three-Step Guide

As the festive season runs its course and people start coming back to the grind–  recently cleared out empty desks, whispers of resignations, and farewell presents surface throughout and the reality hits hard— it’s the post-holiday season and employee turnover has struck again. It’s not just ‘new year, new me’ for the workforce anymore; it’s […]

Recovering from the Post-Holiday Employee Turnover: A Three-Step Guide

As the festive season runs its course and people start coming back to the grind–  recently cleared out empty desks, whispers of resignations, and farewell presents surface throughout and the reality hits hard— it’s the post-holiday season and employee turnover has struck again. It’s not just ‘new year, new me’ for the workforce anymore; it’s […]

Beverley Sunderland: Does voluntary overtime count when calculating holiday pay?

Following a significant number of cases, which have gone to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and back, it is settled law that when calculating holiday pay, elements such as commission, guaranteed overtime and non-guaranteed overtime must be included. However, what about voluntary overtime? This can still form a large part of employees’ pay, so […]

Court of Appeal rules in favour of NHS staff in holiday pay dispute

On Monday 10 June 2019, the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of NHS employees working for the East of England Ambulance Service, finding that staff who regularly undertake overtime or work beyond their normal shifts should have these hours taken into account when calculating holiday pay. The case, N Flowers and others v East […]

Why aren’t UK workers taking their full holiday allowance?

According to research by Tombola, 44% of employees in the UK failed to use their full holiday allowance in 2018. The research also found that 23% ended the year with 5 or more days of holiday not used. It was also found that when on holiday, 44% still regularly check their emails. What are the […]

Vinita Arora: Is unlimited holiday a positive reward strategy or a potential headache?

In a changing workplace where job seekers increasingly value work-life balance over remuneration, some are turning to unlimited annual leave to attract top talent. In theory, flexible holiday can make commercial sense, as happier staff are generally more productive. However, there can be pitfalls, both legally and practically. Legally, employers are required to ensure that […]