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.


Top 10 HR questions March 2020: Coronavirus

2 Apr 2020

The coronavirus pandemic dominated the top 10 most popular FAQs in March.
The coronavirus outbreak is having a big impact...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Workers will be able to carry over annual leave for two years

27 Mar 2020

Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement this year due to the coronavirus will be...

Continue Reading Comments { 11 }

Top 10 HR questions January 2020: Coronavirus and Brexit

7 Feb 2020

What steps should employers take to manage the coronavirus outbreak?
At the start of the new year, employers have been...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Holiday pay: why are employers still getting it wrong?

3 Feb 2020

Many employers are still not getting their holiday pay calculations right, but are they to blame? Ashleigh Webber looks at...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

2020 employment law: Eight action points for HR

8 Jan 2020

The new year begins with a new government, the prospect of Brexit and a number of employment law developments already...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

How Police Scotland transformed its pay and reward structure

2 Jan 2020

Six years after it was formed, Police Scotland completed a project that saw its 10 legacy pay scales and terms...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }
Christmas angst

All I want for Christmas is resilience

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.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Post-Brexit judges’ powers plan prompts workers’ rights fears

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 2 }

The 10 most important employment law cases in 2019

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Lloyd's of london champagne

Lloyd’s of London staff urged to behave during Christmas party season

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Top 10 HR questions October 2019: Right to be accompanied

5 Nov 2019

Should employers give employees the right to be accompanied to meetings under a redundancy procedure?
Such a meeting could ultimately...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Bolt drivers urge better pay and recognition of workers’ rights

30 Oct 2019

Drivers for the minicab app Bolt have staged a protest against what they describe as “unfair” dismissals and its alleged...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

HR horrors: How to avoid a Halloween nightmare

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,...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

IR35: Time for the private sector to get its house in order?

16 Oct 2019

Recent decisions by major employers such as Barclays and Lloyds to bring all contractors onto payroll have ruffled feathers in...

Continue Reading

Recruitment consultant wins religious discrimination claim

4 Oct 2019

A Muslim woman has been awarded more than £22,000 in compensation after a company director made derogatory comments about her...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }