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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20 Feb 2018

Britons overwhelmingly back keeping – often strengthening – workers’ rights derived from the EU post Brexit, according to research published...

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9 Feb 2018

When the Government revealed its plans to bolster workers’ rights from their first day at work under its Good Work...

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8 Feb 2018

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7 Feb 2018

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Taylor review: Government pledges to enforce day-one rights for workers

7 Feb 2018

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29 Dec 2017

With HR professionals identifying HR data and analytics as a top priority area for HR, new analysis from XpertHR Benchmarking...

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28 Dec 2017

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The last year has been a very significant one for employment case law. Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most...

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Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

6 Dec 2017

During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive...

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Sash Windows decision leaves employers wide open to holiday pay claims

29 Nov 2017

Anyone deemed to have “worker” status must be able to carry over paid annual leave, even if they have not...

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Should employers give more holiday to non-smokers?

23 Nov 2017

A Japanese-based firm recently granted its non-smoking employees additional holiday. Should UK employers follow suit by considering introducing such a...

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