• The appeal in the case of USDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy consultation obligations for multi-site employers has been listed to be heard by the Court of Appeal on 21-22 January 2014.
  • In a case due to be heard by the ECJ, the Advocate-General has published his opinion that sales commission should be included in the calculation of holiday pay, applying the ECJ ruling in Williams v BA, given that the commission was intrinsically linked to the performance of the work tasks. He recommended that it should be left for national courts to decide on the mechanism for determining the appropriate amount of commission to include, perhaps by averaging over a representative period. The ECJ is not bound to agree with the Advocate General’s opinion. (Lock v British Gas Trading C-539/12)