How much do you know about holiday entitlement? If the answer is not a lot then you need to swot up as there are certain legal requirements. Specialist employment lawyer Matt Gingell highlights the most important areas to look at.
Judgment has been handed down in the Employment Appeal Tribunal case of Lock vs British Gas, first brought to the tribunal in April 2012, confirming that employers will have to pay commission as part of holiday pay.
Following the landmark case of Lock vs British Gas, Easyjet has become the first airline to pay cabin crew their holiday entitlement – including any commission.
According to a new YouGov survey, a third of British workers admitted they didn't take all of their allotted annual leave allowance in 2014 because they had too heavy a workload.
In the long anticipated decision of Lock vs British Gas Trading the Leicester Employment Tribunal has held that the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) can be interpreted to provide that workers should receive normal remuneration during periods of annual leave. This includes commission or similar payments
According to Personnel Today writer Susan Dennehy, “despite the coalition’s efforts to cut red tape, its final year in government has delivered what legal experts agree is one of the most complex sets of regulations that employers have ever had to handle.” We couldn't agree more, so we've compiled a list of the big changes taking place or being contemplated in 2015.
The dust has now settled on the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s ruling that non-guaranteed overtime must be taken into account when calculating holiday pay. Fears of a raft of retrospective claims have been allayed, and it is highly likely that the judgement will be appealed.
The recent tribunal ruling that overtime can be included in holiday pay proves how quickly employers can become the villain of the piece despite their heroics during the recession.
This week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal confirmed that overtime should be included in holiday pay, a decision which has hit the headlines. But what exactly does that mean for your business?
With a new ruling creating a precedent for employees to push for the inclusion of overtime in holiday payment, we speak with five business leaders to discover how it may impact their companies.
The UK waited with bated breath for the outcome of the Bear Scotland vs Fulton case, which would decide whether workers can claim for overtime to be factored into holiday pay. And the results are now out.
Calls to address longstanding underpayment of holiday pay grew louder over the summer. A litigation storm is brewing that poses a risk to businesses.