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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.
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Coronavirus has had a huge impact on the economy and as funding through the furlough scheme is gradually withdrawn, many...
28 Jul 2020
On Saturday, the government announced that anyone returning from Spain, including the Balearics and Canaries, must self-isolate on their return...
27 Jul 2020
Employers should prepare policies that outline how they will handle employees who are forced to quarantine after travelling abroad.
9 Jul 2020
Insurance, banking and financial services among sectors where pay and conditions are least affected by Covid-19 pandemic.
23 Jun 2020
HR teams may find themselves experiencing an influx of last-minute requests for annual leave this week, with temperatures set to...
17 Jun 2020
Consulting and accountancy firm EY will shut its UK offices on 3 July to help ensure staff use up their...
20 May 2020
The government is considering a one-off, additional public holiday to help compensate the tourism industry’s lost revenue for the bank...
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...