XpertHR's latest research on Christmas and New Year working arrangements finds that employers will spend an average of £27,000 on celebrations during the 2016/2017 holiday period.
An employment tribunal has held that payments for purely voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay.
We examine overtime working arrangements and pay rates in our 2016 survey.
The findings of XpertHR's 2016 survey of benefits and allowances are examined focusing on location allowances, long-service awards, childcare vouchers, volunteer days and other benefits on offer.
Our latest research investigates the most common shift patterns and looks at the hours, rotations and pay of shift workers.
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
We examine the findings of the XpertHR's 2015 benefits and allowances survey on childcare, location, volunteering time and a variety of the other diverse benefits that employers provide.
The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has held that there is no reason in principle why voluntary overtime should not be included in holiday pay, if it is normally carried out and is an "appropriately permanent feature" of the worker's remuneration.
In Bear Scotland Ltd and others v Fulton and others; Hertel (UK) Ltd v Woods and others; Amec Group Ltd v Law and others  IRLR 15 EAT, the EAT held that payment in respect of overtime that the worker is obliged to work when it is available, but that is not guaranteed by the employer, constitutes part of the worker's normal remuneration and as such should be included in the computation of the worker's holiday pay.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to premiums and allowances.