Updated to reflect that the May bank holiday has been moved to Friday 8 May, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Updated to include information on East of England Ambulance Trust v Flowers, in which the Court of Appeal held that the calculation of holiday pay should include voluntary overtime.
In East of England Ambulance NHS Trust v Flowers and others, the Court of Appeal held that ambulance workers are contractually entitled to have voluntary overtime included in the calculation of their holiday pay and, under the Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC), to have it included where it is sufficiently regular and settled.
XpertHR research looks at employers' provision of annual leave and holiday pay.
In light of new guidance for local government employers on term-time workers, consultant editor Darren Newman looks for a simple way to calculate the holiday entitlement of employees who work only during school terms.
In Kreuziger v Land Berlin and Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften eV v Shimizu, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that a worker who does not apply for leave does not automatically lose the right to a payment in lieu on termination of employment.
In Stadt Wuppertal v Bauer; Volker Willmeroth als Inhaber der TWI Technische Wartung und Instandsetzung Volker Willmeroth eK v Broßonn, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that a German law that prevents a payment in lieu of a deceased worker's outstanding annual leave from forming part of his or her estate is incompatible with EU law.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to annual leave and holiday pay.