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Newsletter December 2013

Published 01 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Our Albany office will be closed from 5pm Friday 20th December 2013 and re-opens on Monday 13th January 2014.

We will have a duty consultant over the Christmas/New Year break (aside from on the Public Holidays), so please phone us on 0800 15 8000 if you have employment law queries over that period.

We wish all of our clients a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thank you for your association during 2013.

This Issue

Medical Incapacity

Illness (or injury, incapacity) may be grounds for terminating the Employment relationship if the condition adversely affects the employee's ability to carry out tasks the position requires. ...full story

Christmas Shopping Restrictions

There are 3 ½ days when almost all shops are required to be closed under the Shop Trading Hours Repeal Act 1990. These days include Christmas Day...full story

Relevant Daily Pay - Calculating Payment For Public Holidays

Relevant daily pay is used to calculate payment for public holidays and alternative holidays. Relevant daily pay reflects what the Employee would have been paid if they had worked on the day in question....full story

Unpaid Leave and Annual Holidays

Under the provisions of the Holidays Act 2013, an Employee is entitled to 4 weeks paid holidays after being with the same Employer for 12 months continuously. However if the employee's service is not continuous for the 12 months, such as having taken leave without pay, then their anniversary date and holiday pay calculations could be affected.  ...full story

What happens when Employees resign just before Christmas?

When Employees with annual holiday entitlement resign, that annual holiday is applied notionally after their last day of employment, as if, in theory, that Employee has taken their annual holiday after their last day of employment.
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