Leave

Information on annual leave, sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental leave, public holidays and other leave.

United Kingdom :: Maternity and parental leave enhancement

Up until now there has been no statutory requirement for initial enhanced maternity pay to be transferred to the shared parental leave period if the father takes over primary childcare responsibilities following the birth …

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Northern Ireland :: Bank holidays 2022

  January 3 New Years’ Day (substitute day) (Monday) March 17 St Patrick’s Day (Thursday) April 15 Good Friday April 18 Easter Monday May 2 Early May Bank Holiday (Monday) June 2 Spring Bank Holiday (Thursday) June 3 Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday (Friday) July 12 Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day) (Tuesday) August 29 Summer Bank Holiday (Monday) December 26 Boxing Day (Monday) December 27 Christmas Day (substitute day) (Tuesday) If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday …

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Scotland :: Bank holidays 2022

  January 3 New Years’ Day (substitute day) (Monday) January 4 2nd January (substitute day) (Tuesday) April 15 Good Friday May 2 Early May Bank Holiday (Monday) June 2 Spring Bank Holiday (Thursday) June 3 Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday (Friday) August 1 Summer Bank Holiday (Monday) November 30 St Andrew’s Day (Wednesday) December 26 Boxing Day (Monday) December 27 Christmas Day (substitute day) (Tuesday) If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday …

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England and Wales :: Bank holidays 2022

  January 3 New Years’ Day (substitute day) (Monday) April 15 Good Friday April 18 Easter Monday May 2 Early May Bank Holiday (Monday) June 2 Spring Bank Holiday (Thursday) June 3 Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday (Friday) August 29 Summer Bank Holiday (Monday) December 26 Boxing Day (Monday) December 27 Christmas Day (substitute day) (Tuesday) Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Northern Ireland :: Bank holidays 2021

  January 1 New Years’ Day (Friday) March 17 St Patrick’s Day (substitute day) (Wednesday) April 2 Good Friday April 5 Easter Monday May 3 Early May bank holiday (Monday) May 31 Spring bank holiday (Monday) July 12 Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day) (Monday) August 30 Summer Bank Holiday (Monday) December 27 Christmas Day (substitute day) (Monday) December 28 Boxing Day (substitute day) (Tuesday) Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Scotland :: Bank holidays 2021

  January 1 New Years’ Day (Friday) January 4 2nd January (substitute day) (Monday) April 2 Good Friday May 3 Early May Bank Holiday (Monday) May 31 Spring Bank Holiday (Monday) August 2 Summer Bank Holiday (Monday) November 30 St Andrew’s Day (Tuesday) December 27 Christmas Day (substitute day) (Monday) December 28 Boxing Day (substitute day) (Tuesday) Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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England and Wales :: Bank holidays 2021

  January 1 New Years’ Day (Friday) April 2 Good Friday April 5 Easter Monday May 3 Early May Bank Holiday (Monday) May 31 Spring Bank Holiday (Monday) August 30 Summer Bank Holiday (Monday) December 27 Christmas Day (substitute day) (Monday) December 28 Boxing Day (substitute day) (Tuesday) Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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United Kingdom :: Antenatal appointments leave

All pregnant employees are entitled to reasonable paid time off for ante-natal care …

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United Kingdom :: Parental leave and pay

◉ Parental leave Parents with at least one year’s continuous service with an employer are entitled to four weeks parental leave per year whilst the child is under 18 years of age, subject to an overall maximum of 18 weeks parental leave in respect of each child for which they expect to have responsibility …

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United Kingdom :: Sick leave and pay

It is very important for employers to ensure that there are clauses in employment contracts that prevent employees working or undertaking regular voluntary activities during their absence …

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United Kingdom :: Public holiday practices

Because UK law grants 5 …

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United Kingdom :: Paternity leave and pay

◉ Paternity leave An employee who has (or expects to have) responsibility for a child’s upbringing or is the biological father of the child (or the mother’s husband or partner) and has worked for their employer for at least 26 weeks (ending with the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth), will be entitled to two weeks’ paid ordinary paternity leave …

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United Kingdom :: Other leave

◉ Paid time-off The following employees have the right to take reasonable paid time off work during working hours to perform their duties or attend training courses: Officials of recognised trade unions [S168: Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992]; Trade union learning representatives attending appropriate training courses; Safety representatives [Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations 1977]; Members of special negotiating bodies (SNB) [Regulation 25, Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 1999]; Members of European Works Councils; Information and consultation representatives and negotiating representatives [Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004]; Employees acting as a representative for the purpose of consultation on redundancies or business transfers or who are candidates for such positions [S61: Employment Rights Act 1996]; Employees under formal notice of redundancy looking for new work and attending job interviews, although, only those who have been continuously employed for two years would be entitled to paid time off …

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United Kingdom :: Maternity rights

The UK has a well-developed framework of ‘family friendly’ rights which are contained in the Employment Act 2002 and which have been extended by the Work and Families Act 2006, and the Children and Families Act 2014 …

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United Kingdom :: Annual leave

◉ Statutory concepts The Working Time Regulations 1998 (and the Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998) introduce a statutory minimum holiday entitlement into the UK …

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