Do I have to allow employees to cancel pre-booked annual leave?
No. Although employees may wish to cancel booked annual leave if they are affected by a travel ban, there is no right for them to cancel their time off unilaterally. The employer’s agreement is required.
If I need to cut staff costs, can I just withdraw job offers?
If the employee has accepted the offer, they will be entitled to paid notice if you withdraw it unilaterally, otherwise it is potentially a breach of contract.
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