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Post-judgment holiday pay claims limited to two years

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Over the Christmas period the Government announced that holiday pay claims made since the recent landmark judgement (see our blog here and here) will only be able to stretch back two years.

The announcement followed the decision that holiday pay should include non-guaranteed overtime. 

As there are about 5 million workers in the UK who receive overtime, there were initial fears that the judgment would open the floodgates for claims.

A transition period is in place however, where workers may, until the end of June, make claims under the existing arrangements, before the new rules come in to force on 1st July 2015.