Guide: how much holiday pay?

How much should you pay your staff when they are on holiday? Should you pay them their basic salary only? Or should you include commission, overtime or bonuses? And how should this be calculated? We explain the ins and outs… Read on

Gender pay gap reporting: what are your obligations?

Gender pay gap reporting obligations have finally arrived. For private sector employers, 5 April 2017 is the first “snapshot” date, against which the pay equality data will need to be provided. So, what exactly are the reporting obligations? Timings The… Read on

What is statutory maternity pay?

Statutory maternity pay is given to employees on maternity leave, provided that they had 26 weeks of employment at the 14th week before the birth, and were earning over a certain minimum amount. Employers may pay additional, non-statutory, wages during… Read on

£100 million Asda equal pay claim gathers momentum

The Employment Tribunal has recently determined that female Asda store workers can compare themselves to male distribution depot workers for the purpose of their equal pay claim. This means that the way is now clear for them to continue with… Read on

Muslim discriminated against by pay scale?

Did the Prison Service’s pay system indirectly discriminate against Muslim prison chaplains? The Prison Service had only employed Muslim chaplains since 2002, but had employed Christian chaplains for some time before that. This meant that Muslim chaplains were generally lower… Read on

Working time can include travel to and from home

The Advocate General in the European Court has just held that drivers in Spain can count their journeys to and from home at the beginning and the end of the day as working time for the purposes of the Working… Read on

Minimum wage breaches: increased penalty

On 26 May 2015, the maximum penalty per notice of underpayment of the national minimum wage will be £20,000 per employee. This represents a significant increase, as the penalty used to be £20,000 per employer.  … Read on

Holiday pay – Tribunal re-writes WTR

Lock v British Gas has returned to the Tribunal on the issue of commission pay whilst on holiday. We have previously reported on the similar case of Bear Scotland, relating to overtime pay whilst on holiday (see also our guide… Read on