Tags: Holiday pay

Northern Ireland Court of Appeal provides persuasive voluntary overtime pay ruling

The on-going saga of how UK businesses calculate holiday pay for their employees has taken a fresh turn following a decision in the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal. The case of Patterson v Castlereagh Borough Council focuses on the issue of whether voluntary overtime should not be included in holiday pay calculations. Voluntary overtime is…

Glenn Hayes: The working time “bombshell” – How do you calculate holiday pay?

When an employee takes annual leave, how much should he be paid? You might think that this should be a straightforward question, but it is proving to be one of the biggest and potentially most costly employment issues of 2014-15 and one that has generated widespread publicity following the recent decisions on overtime in the…

BREAKING NEWS: Tribunal declares holiday pay should include overtime and commission

The Employment Tribunal Appeal has this morning handed down judgment in AMEC Group Ltd v Law and related appeals: the holiday pay test cases which Government, the private sector and employment lawyers have been so closely watching. The EAT’s key conclusions are as follows:  Article 7 of the Working Time Directive requires workers to be paid…

Sales staff must now receive holiday pay that includes their commission

UNISON yesterday won a landmark case that could pave the way for employees whose pay is commission based to be entitled to holiday pay that includes their commission. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that workers must receive their normal remuneration for annual leave which must include both commission and basic pay. The judgment has important implications…

Free Maternity Pay and Holiday Calculator App for the iPhone and iPad

Essential tool for busy HR professionals, business owners and employees by Croner A free, unique App aimed at small businesses and busy HR professionals to quickly calculate maternity pay and holiday rights and payments has been created by Croner, the expert in workplace information, software and services, and part of Wolters Kluwer. The Croner Employment…

Employers consider cutting generous holiday entitlements

More than a quarter of private sector employers are considering cutting holiday entitlement for staff in order to reduce employee benefit costs, says a new nationwide study by Metlife of small and medium-sized companies. The survey revealed that 27% of companies believe they are too generous with holidays and that 25% are considering cutting paid…