WorkLife entries posted during February 2016

Holiday pay – the latest instalment

Holiday pay – the latest instalment

As we enter the first realms of spring with the sun finally making a very welcome appearance, it would seem fitting that this week the EAT delivered the latest judgment in the ongoing saga of holiday pay in the case of British Gas v Lock.  For a summary of the story so far see these previous blog posts:  Holiday Season for the Employment Appeal Tribunal , Lock v British Gas Trading Limited: Commission to be included in holiday pay calculations , Holiday Pay update and More Holiday Pay (as...

Bank holidays: what you need to know

Bank holidays: what you need to know

As spring approaches, days start to get longer, blossoms appear and what is more, one gets to enjoy a number of bank holiday weekends in relatively quick succession. As it is little over a month to go until the Easter bank holiday weekend, I thought it would be opportune to recap on some of the basic legal principles governing bank holidays, as well as some specific issues to look out for.

Closing the gender pay gap

Closing the gender pay gap

The issue of equal pay has been a hot topic for a number of years and the proposal of mandatory gender pay gap reporting has been mooted for a while. The Government has finally got its ducks in a row on this and last week published both its response to the consultation on closing the gender pay gap and draft Regulations aimed at implementing its proposals. It anticipates that the new Regulations will affect approximately 8,000 employers and around 11.3 million employees in total, representing...

Holiday headaches: the effect of varying working patterns on holiday entitlements

Holiday headaches: the effect of varying working patterns on holiday entitlements

Given that variation to working patterns seems to be cropping up more often these days as we all attempt to become more agile in our ways of working, it is helpful to consider how to deal with holiday in these circumstances.