Annual Leave & Protective Leave

Annual leave and Protective Leave

Annual Holiday

Part III Organisation of Working Time Act provides for a minimum annual holiday entitlement and Public Holidays

Do you keep a record of all holidays?


Pregnancy and Maternity Leave

The Maternity Protection Act 1994 provides for 18 consecutive weeks maternity leave plus the option of a further 8 weeks = up-to 26 weeks leave

Do you have a policy statement on Maternity leave?


Have you carried out a risk assessment for pregnant employees?


Adoptive Leave

Adoptive Leave Act 1995 provides for 14 weeks leave (paid by social welfare) and additional 8 weeks unpaid leave.

Do you have a policy statement on adoptive leave?


Parental Leave

Parental Leave Act 1998 gives each parent the entitlement to 14 weeks unpaid leave before the child reaches 5 years of age.

Force Majeure Leave- in addition it provides for paid leave- 3 days/ 12 months or 5 days/ 36 months for urgent family reasons.

Carer’s Leave

Carer’s Leave Act 2001, under defined conditions, employee is entitled to 65 weeks leave to provide full-time care to a ‘relevant’ person.

Juror’s Leave

Section 29 Juries Act 1976 requires employers to pay employees for the duration of any jury service in which they are required to engage