Tags: unpaid overtime

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…

Women in public sector working more unpaid overtime

The number of staff doing unpaid overtime has gone up in the public sector over the last decade, but has held steady in the private sector, according to a new analysis of official figures published today (Sunday) by the TUC. The analysis is published ahead of Work Your Proper Hours Day on Friday (28 February)…

Unfair long-hours culture tops list of concerns for British workers

When it comes to concerns about fairness on the job, the majority of British workers are unhappy with late working and management pay, but are open minded on flexible working arrangements for parents and support bosses who ban social media access at work, according to a poll commissioned by Middlesex University London. Nearly seven out…

Managers work the longest hours – but don’t get paid for it

Managers and senior officials work the longest total hours of any major occupational group, but much of it is unpaid overtime, a new report by the Office for National Statistics on hours worked has shown. By comparing data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE),which looks at paid hours, and the Labour Force…