Holidays and holiday pay

Under the Working Time Regulations 1998, full-time workers are entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks’ annual leave in each leave year.

The calculation of holiday pay has been a major issue for employers in recent years. The trend has been for courts and tribunals to find that more than just base pay has to be included in holiday pay. This includes regular overtime and commission payments.


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Ryanair troubles: why lag behind when you can schedule ahead?

The key issue behind the recent troubles at Ryanair was a failure to plan for pilots’ leave. Why do so...

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Ryanair and Monarch flight disruptions: five issues for employers

6 Oct 2017

The cancellation of thousands of scheduled Ryanair flights and the collapse of airline Monarch will have an impact in the...

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Addison Lee drivers are workers, tribunal rules

25 Sep 2017

An employment tribunal has ruled that a group of Addison Lee drivers were workers and therefore entitled to rights such...

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Managing annual leave: five common employer pitfalls

22 Sep 2017

Mismanagement of annual leave can have a dramatic impact on a company’s business, as demonstrated by Ryanair’s cancellation of hundreds...

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Top 10 HR questions August 2017: GDPR and holiday pay

12 Sep 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require employers to provide employees with a privacy notice, detailing how their personal...

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Five tribunal claims that will increase in post-fees era

30 Aug 2017

Following last month’s decision of the Supreme Court declaring that employment tribunal fees were unlawful, the number of tribunal claims...

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Holiday pay: regular voluntary overtime included, says EAT

1 Aug 2017

Payments for purely voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay if they are regular enough to constitute “normal pay”,...

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Six important employment law cases in 2017

28 Jul 2017

The decision by the Supreme Court that the employment tribunal fees system is unlawful may be one of the most...

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Good work or bad? Reaction to the Taylor Review

11 Jul 2017

Any much-anticipated report is likely to divide opinion, and the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices is no different. Rob...

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The Taylor Review: what employers need to know

11 Jul 2017

The long-awaited Taylor Review of modern employment practices emerged today, introduced at a press conference hosted by Prime Minister Theresa...

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Dependent contractor status proposed in Taylor review

10 Jul 2017

An alternative worker status – dependent contractor – will be proposed by the Taylor review tomorrow alongside calls for new...

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The heat is on: six summer employment issues

19 Jun 2017

With temperatures exceeding 30 degrees in the next few days, employers may have to deal with a raft of summer...

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Payment for leave not taken carries over, says ECJ legal advice

9 Jun 2017

If an employer does not provide a worker with paid leave, that worker’s right to it carries over until they...

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Top 10 HR questions May 2017: Some other substantial reason

5 Jun 2017

Perhaps the general election means that the collective HR consciousness has its mind elsewhere, or maybe it’s the effect of...

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