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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.
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...
11 Dec 2019
We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...
6 Dec 2019
Lloyd’s of London has urged its own staff and those of its members to behave correctly at this year’s Christmas...
5 Nov 2019
Should employers give employees the right to be accompanied to meetings under a redundancy procedure?
Such a meeting could ultimately...
30 Oct 2019
Drivers for the minicab app Bolt have staged a protest against what they describe as “unfair” dismissals and its alleged...
30 Oct 2019
As Halloween approaches, it’s time for HR professionals to reflect on the often nightmarish legal situations they face. Clare Gilroy-Scott,...
16 Oct 2019
Recent decisions by major employers such as Barclays and Lloyds to bring all contractors onto payroll have ruffled feathers in...
4 Oct 2019
A Muslim woman has been awarded more than £22,000 in compensation after a company director made derogatory comments about her...
16 Sep 2019
Bookmaker Betfred has hit by a payroll issue affecting holiday pay for staff who had worked overtime.
The company’s automated...
16 Sep 2019
The youngest and oldest staff working in atypical ways, such as temporary work, are the most at risk of missing...
3 Sep 2019
How should you calculate holiday pay for a term-time worker without regular hours?
A recent Court of Appeal decision, The...
12 Aug 2019
Increasing minimum holiday entitlement and wages would help solve the UK’s productivity crisis and stimulate economic growth, a think tank...