Seminar To Demystify Holiday Pay Ruling For Lancashire Businesses

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27 March, 2015

An Employment Expert at Forbes Solicitors is urging Lancashire businesses to get to grips with the recent ruling in relation to holiday pay or face the costly consequences.

In the recent case of Lock v British Gas, the Employment Tribunal ruled that holiday pay should include something to reflect the commission that a salesman would normally earn. Mr Lock was a salesman on a basic salary, on top of which he earned variable commission which depended the number of sales he achieved. Mr Lock claimed that he effectively 'lost' pay while he was on holiday as he could not earn commission when he was away.

Solicitor Ruth Rule-Mullen comments, "Holiday pay can be a minefield for employers and the recent cases have resulted in a change to the current Working Time Regulations which will ultimately affect future holiday pay entitlement. It is crucial that employers are fully up to date on these changes and our forthcoming seminar will provide an ideal opportunity".

The free seminar, in conjunction with PM&M Chartered Accountants, is taking place on 28th April, 8am - 10.30am at PM&M, Greenbank Technology Park, Challenge Way, Blackburn, BB1 5QB. A further seminar focusing on the new shared parental leave is going to be held at the same time and location on 6th May.

To register for either or both seminars please contact Rachael Hull on 01254 222388 Rachael.hull@forbessolicitors.co.uk

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