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HOLIDAY PAY: Pack your cases

04 November 2016  

Three new decisions have shed further light on the impact of different types of leave on holiday pay, reports Tara Grossman

Although holiday pay forms a relatively low percentage of a worker’s overall annual pay, the complexity in this area and plethora of EU and domestic case law is keeping HR professionals and employment lawyers very busy. Busy enough that we all deserve a holiday. The questions that this area of law raises seem to be endless – how is holiday pay calculated and should commission and overtime be included? What about guaranteed, non-guaranteed and voluntary overtime? Does a worker’s entitlement to holiday pay continue to accrue during sick leave and other types of leave (garden leave, sabbaticals, career breaks)? Can workers carry over holiday if they are unable to take it in the current year due to sickness? These issues do not tend to be raised as an everyday matter but as part of a wider dispute with an employee (for example one on long-term sickness absence) or with a union.

 

 

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    C-78/11 Asociacion Nacional de Grandes Empresas de Distribucion (ANGED) v Federacion de Asociaciones Sindicales (FASGA) [2012] EUECJ C-78/11

    Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton [2014] UKEATS/0047/13

    British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock & anor [2016] EWCA Civ 983

    C-214/10 KHS AG v Schulte [2011] ECR I-11757

    Kigass Aero Components Ltd v Brown [2002] UKEAT/481/00/2502

    C-341/15 Maschek v Magistratsdirektion der Stadt Wien [2016] EUECJ, 20 July

    NHS Leeds v Larner [2012] EWCA Civ 1034

    Patterson v Castlereagh Borough Council [2015] NICA 47

    C-277/08 Pereda v Madrid Movilidad SA [2009] ECR 2009 I-08405

    Plumb v Duncan Print Group Ltd [2015] UKEAT/0071/15/0807

    C-178/15 Sobczyszyn v Szkola Podstawowa w Rzeplinie [2016] EUECJ, 30 June

    Sood Enterprises Ltd v Healy [2013] UKEAT/0015/12/BI/1403

    C-520/06 Stringer v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2009] ECR I-00179

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