The Supreme Court has published its judgement on Harpur Trust v Brazel, which has significant implications for the hospitality and tourism industry. At a very basic level, this judgement is on how businesses should calculate holiday pay entitlements for part time, part year and zero hours contract staff. Some businesses currently calculate holiday pay on what is generally called a pro-rata basis whereby, any whole week in which no pay was received is included holiday reference period for the calculation of Holiday Pay. Rather, the Supreme Court has rules that businesses should use the Calendar Week Method in which weeks in which when the employee was not working are excluded from this calculation.
UKHospitality is working with its lawyers to develop a FAQ on how businesses should apply this ruling and have kindly offered to share this with Tourism Alliance members so I will send this out when it is produced.