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.

Firing on all cylinders

6 Jan 2004

Thousands of reservists were called up for the war in Iraq, which may be the first of many major mobilisations. But although employers are legally obliged to allow staff to be in the TA, they also benefit from a better motivated and more committed workforce.

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