Practical guidance on conducting a pay review (also known as a pay settlement or award), including negotiating with a trade union; gathering pay data; market rates; measuring inflation using the RPI or CPI; performance-based awards; and pay freezes.
In May Gurney Ltd v Adshead and others EAT/0150/06 the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that the remuneration of employees entitled to a perfomance bonus "does vary with the amount of work done". Accordingly the amount of a week's pay for the purpose of calculating holiday pay will be determined by taking the employees' average pay over the 12 weeks preceding their holiday.
In Alabaster v (1) Woolwich plc and (2) Secretary of State for Social Security, the ECJ rules that the earnings-related element of statutory maternity pay must include a pay rise made at any time before the end of maternity leave.
An assessment process for performance-related pay purposes, which led to a woman being paid £780 a year less than men on like work, suffered from confusion, double counting and an absence of transparency, rules a Norwich industrial tribunal (Chair: D R Crome) in Latham v Eastern Counties Newspapers Ltd.
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