An important case on holiday pay was decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal this morning (4 November 2014). The EAT has held that employees’ holiday pay should include a sum of money to reflect normal non-guaranteed overtime and travel time as part of their annual leave payments. Any clients who have employees regularly working overtime should consider this as it could have a significant financial impact if they have a number of staff working overtime on a regular basis. I understand that the judgment is likely to be appealed to the Court of Appeal, but it would be prudent to make provision for potential claims arising out of this judgment until any appeal has been decided.
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This is a summary of the law as it currently stands but may not apply to your situation so you should seek professional advice before taking any steps based on the contents. If you would like advice in this or other areas feel free to call. Alastair Wood, AW Accounting, Gravesend, Kent – Accountants who “speak your language”