Updated to reflect that the Grand Chamber of the ECHR has delivered its decision in López Ribalda and others v Spain.
Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the latest rulings in a long line of holiday pay cases, including one with significant back-pay implications for Northern Ireland employers. He also explains why the issue of lengthy back-pay periods may not yet be completely resolved for employers in the rest of the UK.
In Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and another v Agnew, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal refused to limit workers' historic claims for the unlawful exclusion of overtime from holiday pay calculations.
Away from health-related benefits, company cars and pensions, there are a host of other benefits available to employers to boost the package they offer to employees. We investigate some of the other benefits available.
Benefits packages have an important role to play in an organisation's recruitment and retention strategy, particularly as the labour market remains tight. Our research examines the types of benefits and allowances offered.
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.
Updated to include information on Federación de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) v Deutsche Bank SAE, in which the ECJ held that EU law means that Spanish legislation should require employers to set up a system to record workers' actual daily working time.
We examine the provision of some of the wide range of benefits and allowances offered by respondents to XpertHR's research, including childcare benefits, long-service awards, charity days, location allowances, and standby and call-out payments.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to premiums and allowances.