Updated to include dates for the 2020 Olympics and the football European Championships.
Updated to include information on The Harpur Trust v Brazel, in which the Court of Appeal held that holiday pay for "part-year workers" should not be calculated on a pro rata basis.
Increasing minimum holiday entitlement and wages would help solve the UK's productivity crisis and stimulate economic growth, a think tank has suggested.
In The Harpur Trust v Brazel, the Court of Appeal held that holiday pay for "part-year workers" should not be calculated on a pro rata basis, but by applying the approach set out in s.224 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and calculating average weekly remuneration over the previous 12 weeks.
Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the latest rulings in a long line of holiday pay cases, including one with significant back-pay implications for Northern Ireland employers. He also explains why the issue of lengthy back-pay periods may not yet be completely resolved for employers in the rest of the UK.
One in 14 UK workers are not receiving their full legal holiday entitlement, with more women than men missing out and one million people not getting any paid holiday at all.
In Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and another v Agnew, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal refused to limit workers' historic claims for the unlawful exclusion of overtime from holiday pay calculations.
XpertHR Quick Reference - statutory bank holidays 2021 (England and Wales).
XpertHR Quick Reference - statutory bank holidays 2021 (Scotland).
HR and legal information and guidance relating to annual leave and holiday pay.