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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.
17 Mar 2021
An engineer who claimed he was owed holiday pay by Pimlico Plumbers has lost his latest Employment Appeal Tribunal case.
17 Mar 2021
Following the Supreme Court ruling that its drivers are workers, Uber is giving its UK drivers a guaranteed minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions.
24 Feb 2021
The announcement about lockdown easing plans prompted a boom in annual leave requests.
17 Feb 2021
Although the government's review of employment rights has been shelved, which laws could it seek to amend in theory?
28 Jan 2021
Business secretary says review of workers' rights has been scrapped; Matthew Taylor sounds alarm about future of labour market enforcement role.
20 Jan 2021
Now that the UK and the EU have agreed on the position of the UK post-Brexit, HR is left wondering...
19 Jan 2021
Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has confirmed that the government is looking at workers’ rights now that the UK does not...
15 Jan 2021
Kwasi Kwarteng has denied reports that government wants to scrap the 48-hour limit, regulations on rest periods and other elements of the EU Working Time Directive
13 Jan 2021
Stephen Simpson looks at five important employment law cases that will grab the headlines in 2021, covering significant issues such...
10 Dec 2020
Asda has announced it will not open on Boxing Day, joining Marks & Spencer and Wickes.
3 Dec 2020
The extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which was due to close at the end of October, means that...
24 Sep 2020
After the government’s announcement this week that stricter coronavirus restrictions could be in place for a further six months –...
2 Sep 2020
The summer holiday season raised questions for employers about the impact of self-isolating and quarantining after returning from abroad. A...
6 Aug 2020
Coronavirus has had a huge impact on the economy and as funding through the furlough scheme is gradually withdrawn, many...