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Case law: Ruling confirms how far back employers must go when compensating employees for past holiday underpayments

Employers will welcome confirmation of the 'three-month rule' limiting how far back they must go when compensating employees for underpayments of holiday pay for past commission, overtime, etc, following a further holiday pay ruling.

Another ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed how far back employers must go when calculating back pay owed to an employee as a result of past failures to include payments such as overtime or contractual results-based commission in the employee's pay for their four-week holiday entitlement under EU law.… Read more

Posted on 31 May 2017 | 10:00 am

Case law: Tribunal guidance on when sleep-in workers are entitled to the national minimum wage while asleep

Employers will welcome guidance from the Employment Appeal Tribunal on determining when sleep-in workers are working simply by being present at work, and must be paid the national minimum wage even when asleep, and when they are not working but 'on call' - and need not be paid when they are asleep.Read more

Posted on 31 May 2017 | 9:59 am

New law: Companies must comply with PSC and confirmation statement rules

Limited companies, LLPs and others subject to the 'persons with significant control' (PSC) regime are changing their procedures to comply with changes to the regime, and the rules regarding confirmation statements, announced by Companies House.

The PSC rules currently apply to almost every UK private company, most UK public companies, and all UK Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs), and require them to:

  • Take reasonable steps to find out if they have any PSCs and to identify them
  • Give notice to each person (or legal entity) they know or have reasonable cause to believe should be recorded in their PSC registers (they may also give notice to anyone who may know someone is a PSC, or who knows someone who does) asking them to confirm their details
  • Record PSCs in their PSC register
  • File information from their PSC register at Companies House

Article 30 of the 4th Money Laundering Directive (4MLD) contains a separate but overlapping set of rules requiring EU member states to introduce obligations on various types of company and other entities in their territories to collect information about their real owners and make it available.… Read more

Posted on 31 May 2017 | 9:57 am