Working Time Regulations – intended changes

The government has announced its intention to make some important changes to aspects of employment law now that the UK has left the EU.

Working Time Regulations:-

1. Merging ‘normal’ holiday leave with ‘additional’ holiday leave, to create one entitlement.  Although the government does not say this, it may result in the calculation of holiday pay reverting to the old method (i.e. excluding commission, overtime etc).

2. Allowing ‘rolled-up’ holiday pay.  This has been technically unlawful under EU law for some years, although the remedy for breach is limited if the rolled-up element is shown clearly on payslips.

3. Removing the requirement for record-keeping under the Working Time Regulations for working hours.  Not that any employer has made a habit of doing this because of the legislation, ever.