Addressing the backlog of holiday pay claims in Northern Ireland could take more than a decade, the president of the Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal has warned.
Yesterday (4 October) the Supreme Court made a ruling that will make it easier for employees to reclaim unlawful deductions from their holiday pay.
The UK government has launched a consultation into how holiday pay is calculated for temporary, part-time and zero-hours workers.
HR has been urged to ensure Working Time Directive (WTD) leave is in order pending a Supreme Court decision relating to holiday pay.
Temporary workers across the UK are at risk of missing out on up to £97 million in unclaimed holiday pay over the Christmas period, according to independent worker support group IWORK.
The UK Supreme Court ruling of Harpur Trust vs Brazel could have a major effect on the way holiday pay is calculated by employers across the country.
Employees don’t understand their holiday entitlement, with particular uncertainty around temporary workers’ rights according to BEIS research