Since November 2014 there are new rules in place to calculate holiday pay, based on a number of court judgements known collectively as Bear Scotland. In practice, this means that employers need to consider whether other regular payments made to workers should be included in the holiday pay calculation.
So, if you pay regular bonus payments or overtime for example, then these should now be included in your holiday pay calculations. If you don’t, then employees may have the right to make a backdated claim to have these payments included.
Are you aware of these changes and have you planned to implement them if they are applicable to your business?
You can find out more detail about this change and how to apply it in our new Guide To Holiday Pay
Alternatively, if you are not sure how to apply the new rules or whether they apply to you, call Angela Spooner on 01768 753001 for more details.