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Dramatic Changes to the Holidays Act 2003

The Holidays Act 2003 will shortly undergo some of the biggest changes since it came into force on 1 April 2004. The Government established a Holidays Act Taskforce to review the Act and suggest improvements to address what was seen as a complicated and ambiguous Act. There were concerns that there was widespread non-compliance particularly […]

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

There has been a lot of news coverage and new information released about COVID-19 in the last couple of weeks. Here are some frequently asked questions that we have received from our clients. They may answer some questions you have as an employer or prompt you to get ahead of any potential questions that your employees […]

Public Holidays over Christmas and New Year 2016/2017

This year the recognised Public Holidays over the Christmas and New Year period are as follows: Sunday 25th December 2015 – Christmas Day (observed on Tuesday 27th) Monday 26th December – Boxing Day Sunday 1st January 2016 – New Year’s Day (observed on Tuesday 3rd) Monday 2nd January – the day after New Year’s Day […]

Annual Closedowns

With Christmas only a few weeks away, we thought we’d do a brief reminder about Closedown Periods that often occur during this festive time. A Closedown Period means “a period during which the Employer customarily closes the Employer’s operations or discontinues the work of one or more Employees and requires his or her Employees to take […]

Easter holidays 2016

Easter Public Holidays The actual days which are classified as public holidays under the Holidays Act 2003 during Easter this year are: Good Friday – 25 March Easter Monday – 28 March (not Sunday!) Many people get Easter Sunday confused and think that this day is also a public holiday – this is not correct. […]

Christmas and New Year – Public Holidays 2015/2016

This year the recognised Public Holidays over the Christmas and New Year period are as follows: Friday 25th December 2015 – Christmas Day Saturday 26th December – Boxing Day (observed on Monday 28th December) Friday 1st January 2016 – New Year’s Day Saturday 2nd January – the day after New Year’s Day (observed on Monday 4th January) Public Holidays […]