The Working Time Regulations in Great Britain and Northern Ireland have been amended to provide an exception to enable workers to carry forward leave they are unable to take as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Workers are entitled to a minimum of four weeks of annual leave each year. This statutory minimum amount of leave must be taken within that leave year, and normally would not be able to be carried over to the next leave year.
The amendment inserts an exception to this and enables employees who have leave entitlement, which they have not taken because it was not reasonably practicable to take holiday due to the coronavirus pandemic, to carry that holiday entitlement forward into the following two leave years.
This article was supplied by legal experts Cedrec