Updated to include information on Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd, in which the Court of Appeal held that the employer was vicariously liable for a managing director's assault of an employee during a drinking session after the work Christmas party.
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.
In Flowers and others v East of England Ambulance Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that voluntary overtime must be included in the calculation of holiday pay for ambulance workers with a pattern of voluntary overtime that is sufficiently regular and settled.
The range of possible benefits available for organisations to offer their employees is vast, but the right mix needs to be chosen to attract and retain the employees they need. We look at some of the most common benefits and allowances, and the level of offering.
In Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts  IRLR 870 EAT, the EAT held that payments for regularly worked voluntary overtime are part of a worker's "normal remuneration" for the purposes of calculating a week's pay in respect of a worker's holiday pay entitlement.
One in 10 workers did paid overtime in the UK in the past year but only a fifth received "time and half" or more for working those hours.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that entirely voluntary overtime should be included in normal remuneration for calculating holiday pay.
Here, we look at the findings from the XpertHR survey of benefits and allowances, presenting data on the availability of a number of benefits including long-service awards, childcare and travel benefits, location payments, volunteer days and various allowances.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to premiums and allowances.