Does an employer have to offer time off in lieu (“TOIL”)?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 2 April 2019
Johanna Cunningham
Arthur Cox

As a starting point, there is no statutory obligation to pay an employee for working above their contracted hours (i.e. overtime), provided that an employee’s average pay meets the national minimum wage or the national living wage in accordance with the National Minimum Wage Act 1998. Please note that the national living wage and national minimum wage rates increased on 1 April 2019.

If an employer requires, or may require, its employees to work beyond their contracted hours, it is prudent for this to be set out in employment contracts. Details of whether overtime is paid, and if so the rate

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Johanna Cunningham
Arthur Cox

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