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  • How to handle staff requests for leave this Christmas

    Tags: Christmas; Holidays; Families; Religion; Sex discrimination;

    With the festive season fast approaching, employers will no doubt be considering a plethora of holiday requests from their employees. It is essential therefore that, to avoid any claims under the Equality Act 2010 or the Working Time Regulations 1998, employers should carefully consider whether their holiday policies are up to date.  

    Prioritising employees for time off isn’t necessarily a good thing. Many employees will request the same days as holiday over the upcoming festive period. As employers have the right to balance requests for holidays from their employees with the operational requirements of the business, it may not be possible to allow everyone to take time off at the same time. Unfortunately, an employer cannot make everyone’s Christmas wishes come … more

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  • Seasonal Workers: Key Contractual Issues for Employers

    Tags: Employment Status, ukemplaw, Seasonal Workers, Contractual Issues, Fixed-term, Pat-time, Casual workers, Agency workers, Young persons, EmploymentLaw

    In sectors such as hospitality, tourism, retail and agriculture, seasonal peaks can bring an influx of work at certain times of the year. A common solution for employers in these sectors is to recruit additional employees during these periods. Below we set out the key contractual considerations for employers to bear in mind when hiring seasonal employees. 

    Fixed-term employees

    An individual recruited to cover seasonal work may be taken on for a limited period of time. A fixed-term contract is therefore often used, with that contract ending on a specific date or on completion of a particular project.

    An individual employed on a fixed-term contract is protected against less favourable treatment compared to permanent employees. For example, if an employer excludes the fixed-term … more

    

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