This XpertHR survey on annual leave arrangements covers responses from 365 employers and details the median basic holiday entitlement, plus the formulas used by employers to calculate holiday pay.
Updated to include the date of the Court of Appeal hearing in the Lock case, on the inclusion of commission in holiday pay.
In Lock and another v British Gas Trading Ltd (No.2)  IRLR 316 EAT, the EAT held that the domestic Working Time Regulations 1998 are capable of being interpreted in a manner consistent with the requirements of EU law, which include the requirement to factor results-based commission payments into the calculation of holiday pay.
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 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.
In Patterson v Castlereagh Borough Council  IRLR 721 NICA, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal held that a Northern Ireland industrial tribunal had erred in excluding voluntary overtime from the calculation of the claimant's outstanding holiday pay
A worked example setting out the notice requirements an employee must give to take five days' leave where there is no contractual agreement regarding notice periods for holiday.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to annual leave and holiday pay.