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.
The Court of Appeal has held that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) was correct to uphold an employment 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.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) reiterated that if sickness prevents a worker from taking annual leave, his or her annual leave can be carried forward into the next holiday year. Bethan Odey summarises the case.
An employment tribunal has held that payments for purely voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to annual leave and holiday pay.