A table listing the bank holidays in Scotland in 2017.
A table listing the bank holidays in Northern Ireland in 2017.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has refused to interfere with the tribunal decision that the Working Time Regulations 1998 can be interpreted to require employers to include a worker's commission in the calculation of his or her holiday pay.
A model letter to inform employees whose contracts of employment state that they are entitled to "20 days' holiday plus bank holidays" of a one-off increase in their annual leave entitlement where your organisation operates a holiday year of 1 April to 31 March.
An employer was entitled to turn down an employee's request for five consecutive weeks' annual leave in the summer to attend religious festivals with his family in Sardinia, in a useful case for employers faced with an employee asking for a long block of holiday for religious reasons.
Amanda Steadman is a professional support lawyer, Iain Naylor, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates, and Jessica-Alice Curtis is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we look the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal hearing, British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock and another on the calculation of holiday pay and other key cases likely to have a practical impact on HR in 2016.
A worked example setting out how to calculate a full-time worker's accrual of annual leave in the first year of employment, where the worker wishes to take holiday in the second month of employment.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to time off work.