More recently, the EAT held in the case of Plumb v Duncan Print Group that 'at most' accrued annual leave
should be taken within 18 months from the end of the leave year in which it accrued.
If the law could focus on curbing exploitation and ensuring fair treatment and good living conditions for workers, they might start enjoying work and maybe, the need for annual leave
might not arise.
We are advising our clients to ignore the ministry's circular on annual leave
days because it is unlawful and are urging them to calculate the annual leave
days as calendar days instead of working days.
The study of 2,000 workers in the UK found that the majority of annual leave
is spent catching up on household chores, DIY projects or even food shopping.
The CJEU held that EU law precludes any national laws that do not allow workers to take annual leave
that coincides with a 'period of unfitness' at a later date.
The ECJ notes that the final aim of annual leave
- to provide time to rest and have time to relax and enjoy leisure time - is different from the right to sick leave, which allows one to recover from illness.
The CCMA yesterday said: "Managers have agreed a maximum of 32 days annual leave
will be implemented on a voluntary basis.
If they decide to refuse a request for annual leave
, they need to be prepared to justify their decision.
Working Australians receive an average of 20 annual leave
days per year while French workers receive 37.
The minimum period of paid annual leave
may not be replaced by an allowance in lieu, except when the employment relationship is terminated.
entitlement will increase from20 to 24 days a year for full-timeworkers andwill increase again to 28 days from April 2009.