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Case law: Employers may have to include voluntary overtime when calculating holiday pay

Employers may have to take payments for workers’ regular, voluntary overtime into account when calculating their holiday pay, following a landmark decision.

Employers must, by law, pay workers holiday pay at the same rate as their ‘normal pay’. The underlying principle is that workers should not be paid less than normal just because they are on holiday.… Read more

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 1:43 pm

Case law: Court of Appeal confirms tests to determine whether staff operating through personal service companies are employees

Businesses will welcome a ruling confirming the test they should apply when staff taken on through, for example, personal service companies, claim they are employees and protected by discrimination and other employment laws.

A cosmetic salesperson worked at Heathrow Airport selling a cosmetic company’s products from its retail space there which was managed by a company called WDF.… Read more

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 1:41 pm

Case law: Court of Appeal narrows scope of residential landlords’ and agents’ obligation to consult before works

Residential landlords and managing agents need only consult with leaseholders in advance in certain circumstances, the Court of Appeal has ruled.   They are required to do so only where total service charges per leaseholder arising from a discrete set of ‘qualifying works’ could be more than £250 (not if the aggregate charges of other qualifying works over a year exceed £250).Read more

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 1:40 pm