Salon owners will have to pay commission during staff holidays

11 Jun 2014

Written by Alice Smithson

Following a ruling by the European Court of Justice, salon owners will now be liable to pay their employees holiday wages that reflect their commission earning. Salon owners will have to determine what each employee would normally earn on average and include that in their payment to employees when they take their annual holiday.

The ruling comes after a sales consultant for a well-known gas company took his employers to tribunal because the holiday pay they gave him only reflected his basic salary, and not his commission earnings. Commission contributed to around 60 per cent of his pay each month. When commission is directly linked to the work your employees would usually carry out _ even if it fluctuates each month _ it must now be included as part of their usual holiday pay. If employers fail to include commission in holiday pay from now on, they may be taken to court.

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