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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.
14 May 2020
CJRS does not alter the position as to whether or not agency workers are entitled to accrue holiday.
4 May 2020
The government has provided some clarification on the relationship between furlough and annual leave.
The Easter bank holidays falling shortly...
1 May 2020
With no real clarity as to when businesses can fully open again or how long lockdown measures will last, it...
22 Apr 2020
More than 70% of companies had furloughed some employees last week, days before HM Revenue & Customs’ portal for the...
21 Apr 2020
A hairdresser has been awarded £20,000 at an employment tribunal after her boss asked her to pick up excrement in...
6 Apr 2020
Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines....
2 Apr 2020
The coronavirus pandemic dominated the top 10 most popular FAQs in March.
The coronavirus outbreak is having a big impact...
27 Mar 2020
Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement this year due to the coronavirus will be...
7 Feb 2020
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At the start of the new year, employers have been...
3 Feb 2020
Many employers are still not getting their holiday pay calculations right, but are they to blame? Ashleigh Webber looks at...
8 Jan 2020
The new year begins with a new government, the prospect of Brexit and a number of employment law developments already...
2 Jan 2020
Six years after it was formed, Police Scotland completed a project that saw its 10 legacy pay scales and terms...
20 Dec 2019
Relying on the Christmas break to provide a window of relief – dragging ourselves across the finishing line as it were – is misconceived. Instead, we should use this holiday to strengthen our resilience.
19 Dec 2019
Reports that the government’s Brexit bill will allow more UK judges to challenge the rulings of the Europe’s highest court...