Harpur Trust v Brazel – Supreme Court Judgement

Employers across the UK were dealt another significant blow in the long running holiday saga of how holidays, and holiday pay, should be calculated, when the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited judgment in the case of Harpur Trust v Brazel,  confirming  that part-year employees (and those working irregular hours) were entitled to 5.6 weeks’ […]

Holiday Pay & Commission

Holiday Pay

In February 2016 the EAT delivered its eagerly awaited decision in Lock v British Gas Trading Limited, confirming that commission should be included in holiday pay. Background Since late 2014 there have been a number of key Decisions handed down addressing the correct approach to the calculation of holiday pay, most significantly: In November 2014 […]

Overtime & Holiday Pay

Overtime Pay

In November 2014 the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) in England delivered a landmark Decision in the co-joined appeals Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and Baxter, Hertel (UK) Ltd v Wood and others and Amec Group Limited v Law and others. The EAT ruled that “non-guaranteed” overtime should be included when calculating statutory holiday pay but […]

Important Ruling on Calculating Holiday Pay

Holiday Pay

This week the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) in England delivered a landmark Decision in the co-joined appeals Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and Baxter, Hertel (UK) Ltd v Wood and others and Amec Group Limited v Law and others. The EAT ruled that “non-guaranteed” overtime should be included when calculating statutory holiday pay but limited […]

Case Law Update: Holiday Pay Calculation

Holiday Pay

It is well-established law that workers on holiday must be paid at a rate of a week’s pay for each week of their statutory holiday entitlement. A very recent case before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Lock -v- British Gas Trading Limited considered whether a worker’s pay should include commission. The worker in question […]