Employment agency Reed has reported a 20% increase in the number of new positions offering unlimited annual leave as part of the benefits packages. Along with flexible working, it seems to be incentive employers are keen to explore and use as they compete to recruit the best talent from a pandemic weary workforce that values well-being and work-life balance.
But is it always a good idea? And how can employers avoid being sued by workers for breaches of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) which govern the rules on statutory annual leave?
Deborah Scales, Employment lawyer at Clarkslegal explains all about the legal considerations for employers when considering unlimited annual leave for their employees.