Holiday Pay

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 10 September 2013
Sharon McArdle
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We are a road haulage firm and drivers are claiming that holiday pay should be calculated to include payment for overtime. The firm pays holiday pay on a set rate based on basic salary and does not include any payment to reflect overtime because the overtime is voluntary. How do I handle it?

Sharon McArdle writes:

There has been a great deal of discussion and case law around the area of annual leave in recent years. The legislative requirements for payment of annual leave are set out in two pieces of legislation, the Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996.

The Working Time Regulations provide that a worker is entitled to be

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