Employers should consider whether to include wholly voluntary overtime when calculating employees’ annual holiday pay, following a Northern Irish legal ruling.
Employers faced with claims for pension loss when dismissing an employee should consider applying for disclosure of information about the employee’s other pensions that may reveal whether they intended to work until the age they claim.
Companies should ensure that engagement letters with advisers clearly and unambiguously specify the circumstances in which the adviser’s fees, including success fees, are payable – and do not use different words to mean the same thing – or risk ending up in an expensive court battle.
Employers will welcome a new Acas guide covering the basics of the law on staff pay.
Employers should check whether any employees have no fixed place of work and travel from home to their first job of the day, and back home after their last job of the day: time spent travelling may amount to working time for the purposes of the working time rules.