Should there be a right to earn additional paid leave. This is one proposal contained in the pre-election manifesto from the Government. This is part of an ongoing drive for more flexible working patterns.
Under the proposal the plans would be to offer employees the chance to build up additional paid leave. Employees would arrange with their employers to put in more hours than they are contracted or paid to work. Any extra unpaid hours incurred could then be taken as paid leave, a sort of formal flexitime approach on an annual basis.
It is reported been reported that the proposal has not been widely considered by ministers, the government's delay in implementing changes to extended extended paternity leave suggests that changes to employment law may be some way off and dependednt on the result of the next election.