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Commission only worker entitled to claim 13 years’ worth of holiday pay

22nd February 2018

At the end of last year whilst UK newspapers were busy rejoicing about Prince Harry having finally popped the question, the European Court of Justice delivered yet another blow to UK employers which should have a far greater impact on them than the royal wedding. The court found that Mr King, a commission only sales […]

Q&A: Employee Holiday Entitlement and Holiday Pay Explained

13th June 2017

As we write this blog the rain is lashing off the window beside us, which must mean that it’s summer in Britain!  Summer is synonymous with holidays, but what is the entitlement to both time off and the right to be paid for it?  The law is surprisingly complicated here and there are still errors […]

Uber decision: does it affect your business?

7th November 2016

There has been a lot of publicity over the preliminary hearing to decide the status of the Uber taxi drivers. Much of the publicity has reported the decision incorrectly, describing the drivers as employees. This was not the decision of the tribunal. The tribunal concluded that the drivers are workers. The decision (which is worth a […]

Important decision on how you calculate holiday pay

10th November 2014

Last week, the Employment Appeals Tribunal published a decision on the calculation of holiday pay that made headline news (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29896810). The case, Bear Scotland and others, has confirmed that workers are entitled to be paid normal remuneration for their holiday and for four weeks of that holiday, normal remuneration includes non-guaranteed overtime. Unite claimed that […]

LOCUM PHARMACIST IS HELD TO BE A WORKER BY EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL

6th April 2014

In December last year we represented a locum pharmacist in the Employment Tribunal. The Tribunal Judgment, which can be found here: (http://bit.ly/MLdw7S), concludes that the claimant was a worker despite the presence of a substitution clause in the locum contact. Her worker’s status was relevant to a claim for unpaid holiday pay over a three […]