Contracts of employment

New holiday pay ruling is a bonanza for workers

If you work voluntary paid overtime, a landmark decision today means you should receive additional holiday pay to reflect this. The Employment Appeal Tribunal today ruled that a worker’s overtime should be factored in when making holiday payments- regardless of what your contract of employment states. Until now, an annual leave payment could be calculated […]

Zero hour contracts – exclusivity clauses are to be banned

Today’s announcement by Vince Cable that he is planning to introduce legislation banning exclusivity clauses in zero hour contracts is likely to be welcome by employees, who will now have the freedom to find work with more than one employer. Exclusivity clauses prevent an employee from working for another employer, even when no work is guaranteed. This clearly […]

Holiday pay must include commission says the EU

By employment law solicitor, Philip Landau  Under the Working Time Regulations (WTR), the majority of employees in the UK are entitled to 5.6 weeks paid annual leave. The recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling in the case of Lock v British Gas Trading Limited has clarified, however, that “holiday pay” should extend beyond basic […]