Holiday pay and overtime
Any worker who routinely gets paid to work overtime as part of a normal working pattern can make a claim for overtime hours that have not been paid as part of holiday pay - for holidays taken within the last three months.
The European Working Time Directive, which was brought into law in the UK as far back as 1998, states that employees should receive their 'normal' pay when they go on annual leave.
The rules affect those workers in the UK who are regularly paid for overtime as part of their ‘normal’ working pattern. This is most likely to include people who work in retail, manufacturing, construction and maintenance, where overtime is frequently paid for.
However, people who work over their contracted hours e.g. in an office, but do not get paid for it will not get extra holiday pay, as these hours are not paid overtime.
If you have not been paid your holiday pay taking into account your regular overtime and you wish to make a back-dated claim you have limited time to do so.
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