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Regular voluntary overtime should be considered ‘normal’ when calculating holiday pay

Regular voluntary overtime should be considered ‘normal’ when calculating holiday pay White & Others v Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council [2016] 1300537/2015 Employees who regularly work voluntary overtime beyond their contracted hours might be eligible for holiday pay on that overtime,  The ruling in White & Others v Dudley MBC looks likely to add another level of […]

What makes it religious discrimination?

Gareddu v London Underground LTD Ltd ET/2201116/2015 Turning down a long holiday request for an employee, who wanted the time off for religious reasons is not religious discrimination. If the religious events are not obligatory within the faith and/or there is a legitimate business need an employer can refuse the request. Background Mr Gareddu is […]

Holiday pay should include commission

British Gas v Lock EAT/0189/15 Holiday pay should include commission. Background Mr Lock made a claim to the employment tribunal that he was owed money that he lost out on by going on holiday as his holiday pay did not relect his results-based commission. This was then referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) […]

2014 -5 CIPD Reward survey

The main aim of the CIPD’s research was to provide benchmarking in respect of current and emerging practices and trends in UK reward management.  The key trends are: Top 3 factors influencing factors are: Organisational ability to pay (78%), ‘Going rate’ of competitors’ pay rises (46%), and, Recruitment & retention issues (45%). Base Pay:             The […]

Tax-free childcare implementation delayed until 2017

The government has confirmed that, whilst they are sill committed to the scheme, the implementation of Tax-Free Childcare has been delayed until early 2017. The delay has been attributed to the legal challenge of the appointment of NS&I to deliver Tax-Free Childcare. The current Childcare Voucher Scheme will remain open to new entrants until Tax-Free Childcare is launched. […]

Annual review of Statutory Rates

Statutory sick pay (SSP) – Increases from £87.55 to £88.45 per week. Statutory Maternity/Adoption/Paternity and Shared Parental Pay – Increases from £138.18 to £139.58 per week. Income tax threshold – Personal allowance will increase by £600 to £10,600. The threshold at which employees will pay the higher income tax rate of 40% will be reduced […]

Employment Tribunal Statistics 2013 – 2014

The latest statistics (covering the period from April to June 2014) have been published by the Ministry of Justice. The total number of claims dropped to 4,242 (compared to 13,899 last year down 69%) and was impacted by: The introduction of fees The introduction of Early Conciliation The more detailed statistics reveal some interesting trends. […]