The House of Lords has ruled that employees can accrue annual leave and other benefits when they are on long-term sick leave. In a long-awaited judgment, the law lords agreed with the previous decision of the European Court of Justice that workers on sick leave should be entitled to statutory holiday pay. The ruling means […]
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In December 2008, the European Parliament voted to abolish the opt out clause to the Working Time Directive. A number of member states, including the UK, opposed the move. The collapse of recent conciliation talks between MEPs, government ministers and the European Commission means the UK will now retain the opt out, enabling UK employees […]