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Holiday pay and overtime

Our team of Employment solicitors consists of dedicated specialists and lawyers who deal exclusively with employment law. The team have over 30 years’ experience collectively and have wide, in-depth knowledge of all employment matters and disputes.

You can be assured Lawson-West’s solicitors keep up to date with the latest legal developments and changes to bring you the best advice.

Lawson-West’s expert employment solicitors and lawyers have significant experience with employees who are not paid the holiday or overtime wages they are due. 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, but we can help.

In addition to No Win No Fee, Lawson-West solicitors act for our clients on a variety of other funding arrangements including Legal Expenses insurance funding. We can assess your case to decide which is the best funding option for you.

With offices in Leicester, Wigston and Market Harborough our employment solicitors and lawyers can discuss your employment law claim at any of our branches. In addition, we are a national provider of expert employment law advice and welcome a free discussion with you regarding your circumstances and potential claim.

If you believe you have a situation where you require free legal advice, please contact us on telephone 0116 212 1000 or 01858 445 480, alternatively fill in the free Contact Us form and we will get in touch as soon as possible.