A table listing the bank holidays in Scotland in 2019.
A table listing the bank holidays in England and Wales in 2019.
Updated to include changes to the calculation of holiday pay.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that entirely voluntary overtime should be included in normal remuneration for calculating holiday pay.
The Advocate General has taken the view that where an employer has not provided a worker with paid leave, the worker's right to paid leave carries over until he or she has the opportunity to exercise it and, on termination of the engagement, the worker has the right to payment in lieu of any leave that is outstanding.
An employment tribunal has held that ambulance workers' non-guaranteed overtime in respect of "shift overruns" should be included in the calculation of their holiday pay, but that on the facts of this case purely voluntary overtime does not have to be included.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has refused to interfere with the earlier EAT decision limiting the potential for claims for historical non-payment of holiday pay.
XpertHR research looks at annual leave provision, how employers calculate holiday pay, and arrangements for unused holiday entitlement.
In Lock and another v British Gas Trading Ltd (No.2)  IRLR 946 CA, the Court of Appeal held that the Employment Appeal Tribunal was correct to uphold an employment tribunal decision that the Working Time Regulations 1998 can be interpreted to require employers to include workers' results-based commission in the calculation of their holiday pay.
Updated to include information on Gareddu v London Underground Ltd, affirming that an employer was entitled to turn down an employee’s request for a long period of time off for religious festivals.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to annual leave and holiday pay.