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Episode Two: Holiday Pay

In brief

The Baker McKenzie London Employment team is delighted to welcome you back to our virtual mini-series, “Employment Rights: is 2022 the year of enforcement?“, with episode two, where we explore key considerations for employers who are managing the thorny issue of holiday pay.

In this episode Richard Cook and Amy Ling discuss how the inclusion of holiday pay in the government’s proposed single enforcement body remit is expected to put employers under increased scrutiny as they handle arrangements in this sensitive, and often tricky, area to navigate.

Furthermore, they consider three high-profile cases, including the recent judgement received in the Smith v Pimlico Plumbers case, where the Court of Appeal overturned the EAT in favour of Mr. Smith. The impact of this decision could be wide ranging, and is likely to increase scrutiny on holiday pay arrangements by the SEB, and ramp up the importance for employers to take advice now on resolving any outstanding issues with their holiday pay calculations. 

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United Kingdom: Employment Rights – Is 2022 the year of enforcement? – Episode One: UK Single Enforcement Body


Stephen Ratcliffe is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Employment and Benefits practice in London. He has more than 14 years of legal experience and was recognized as an "Associate to Watch" by Chambers & Partners in 2014, 2015 and 2016 before his promotion to partnership. Stephen has been described as "very precise, technically excellent, but also very practical."


Richard Cook is a Senior Associate in Baker McKenzie London office.


Amy Huai Chih Ling is a registered foreign lawyer and a partner in Baker Mckenzie's Hongkong office. With extensive experience in tax matters, her practice focuses on multinational companies on a range of issues relating to PRC tax and legal implications of investments in China, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, post acquisition integration, licensing, retail structures, supply chain structures and individual income taxation matters.

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