Tag Archives: annual leave

Loss of holiday entitlement – higher hurdles for employers if they want to ensure that employees lose the right to claim outstanding holiday entitlement at the end of the calendar year

The German Federal Leave Act (Bundesurlaubsgesetz) provides that employees forfeit the right to claim outstanding holiday entitlement at the end of the calendar year or at the end of a specific transfer period; in other words, all holiday must be granted and taken beforehand. Under previous case law, this did even apply in the event … Continue Reading

Lock v British Gas – eagerly awaited holiday pay Judgment now handed down

The recent line of holiday pay cases has led to widespread media coverage suggesting some employers’ payroll costs are due to soar. Businesses have therefore been eagerly awaiting the Employment Tribunal’s decision in Lock v British Gas, which has now been handed down on the question of whether commission structures will impact holiday pay. In … Continue Reading

Workers entitled to postpone annual leave if they fall sick

In Pereda v Madrid Movilidad SA, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") has decided that where a worker is sick during a period of pre-planned annual leave, annual leave must be granted to him for a different period and if he is prevented from taking it during the current holiday year, he can carry it … Continue Reading
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