London Evening Meeting: Darren Newman, Darren Newman Employment Law Limited, Consultant, Writer and Trainer in Employment Law

6:00pm Tuesday March 19 2024

Annual Leave and Holiday Pay:  Why the new Regulations cause more problems than they solve

When the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 (REULA) abolished the supremacy of EU law, it threatened to leave the right of workers to paid annual leave in confusion.

The Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 are intended to replace decades of case law from the European Court of Justice and ‘simplify’ the calculation of holiday pay.

In this talk Darren will argue that rather than simply preserve the position that applied prior to REULA, the new Regulations have in fact created a number of fresh problems for employers and workers alike. Far from simplifying the law as claimed, they in fact make the right to paid annual leave more complicated – and incoherent – than before. How should employers, workers and those who advise them respond?


This meeting will be held on Tuesday 19 March 2024 at 6pm in the Council Chamber at The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL. It will conclude at about 7.30pm and will be followed by a drinks reception for those attending in person. It will also be streamed live, although it will NOT be recorded.

To sign up (and to pay for the meeting if you are a non-member) please click on appropriate link below.

This event is free of charge to members and a nominal fee of £20 for non-members, reduced to £10 for those non-members who are unwaged or working full time in the voluntary sector is payable. If you are paying online then payment must be made using a debit card.

In Person Attendance

Live Streamed Please note that if you book to participate in the meeting by live stream then you will have access to the lecture but the technology will not permit us to enable your active, vocal participation in Q&A afterwards.