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What holiday rights do employees have in the UK?

Before 1998, employees in the UK had no statutory right to holiday leave from work, paid or unpaid. Their rights to holiday were entirely dependent on the terms of their contract of employment. However, when the Working Time Regulations (WTR) came into force in October 1998, all that changed. Irrespective of what it said in … Continue reading

Holidays and sickness absence

One of the difficult questions for UK employers is the right of employees to carry over holiday where they have been absent from work on long term sickness absence. Recent cases have clarified that where a person is on long term sickness absence they are entitled to accrue holiday and to carry over holiday into … Continue reading

French Supreme Court rules flexible working time for companies subject to the “SYNTEC” CBA invalid

Over the past few years, French case law has subjected to increasingly strict scrutiny employers using “forfait jours”, which is a specific method of working time for autonomous executives (whose working time is calculated as a number of days over the year rather than a number of hours per week). In 2011, the French Supreme … Continue reading