At last - Holidays Act to be reviewed
posted on 30th May 2018
The Government has announced that it will review the Holidays Act 2003 and make recommendations for change within the next 12 months. This will be welcome news for franchises who are battling with compliance issues under the scrutiny of a Labour Inspectorate which announced last year it would be specifically targeting the franchise sector. The current massively-complicated Act makes it hard to do the right thing no matter how hard employers try, as we pointed out last year.
It is important for employers to bear in mind that their legal obligations to ensure compliance with the Act will remain until new legislation is passed which the Government has indicated is likely to be a minimum of two years away.