UK: compensatory rest break need only be equivalent, not identical

Where an employee is a ‘special case’ worker (such as certain rail transport workers) entitled to equivalent compensatory rest rather than the core right to a 20 minute break after 6 hours, that rest need not be an uninterrupted 20 minute break provided it has the same value in terms of contributing to wellbeing. In … Read more

UK: ECJ cases raise doubts over the inclusion of regular voluntary overtime in holiday pay calculations and over record-keeping requirements

Comments made in an ECJ judgment on a German working time case have raised doubts as to the correctness of the UK Employment Appeal Tribunal’s rulings that pay during the 4 weeks EU-derived statutory holiday must include an amount for voluntary overtime (if sufficiently regular and paid over a sufficient period). In Hein v Albert … Read more