How should employers calculate holiday pay for zero hours or casual hours based on the PSNI decision?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 2 August 2019
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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How do you calculate holiday pay for zero hours or casual hours based on the PSNI decision? Is that just trying to figure out the average hours of people over a proper reference period?

Seamus: Yes, I think the one thing I would highlight on that is that you can calculate on hours and sometimes people get a bit caught up in terms of, you know, weeks and things like that. But the .gov calculator allows you to calculate almost in any way that you want. So, for me, the simple position is zero or casual workers are entitled to be employees, same as any other . . . or sorry, entitled to holidays in the same way that any other employee is as well. Again, that comes down to interestingly that

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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