19 June 2015 #Employment
A Northern Ireland appeal has been allowed on the decision in Patterson v Castlereagh NIIT/1793/13 after the employer’s legal representatives conceded that there is “nothing in principle” to prevent voluntary overtime being included in holiday pay.
Although not binding in England and Wales, this case may be of particular interest to employers, as it deals with purely voluntary overtime. Bear Scotland Ltd and others v Fulton and others; Hertel (UK) Lyd v Woods and others; Amec Group v Law and others  dealt with overtime which the worker was obligated to carry out, but it did not deal with purely voluntary overtime.
We will be publishing updates on this case when it returns to the tribunal to be reheard.