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Wednesday, 26 June 2019 10:32

HR cases in the news - Overtime for extra hours

Retailers whose staff work extra hours to open and close a store should ensure their employees are adequately remunerated for such duties after a tribunal ruled that as the claimant, Mr Fitz, was employed on a fixed hours’ contract, it was implied that that he– and any other employee with fixed hours – would be paid for any overtime they carried out.

In this case, the supervisor was required to cover for the store manager if they were absent, which required opening and closing the store, among other tasks that needed to be completed during opening hours.

He claimed he had clocked up over 200 hours in overtime, after his contracted shifts were due to finish, for which he was not paid.

Holland & Barrett was ordered to pay the employee £1,019.75 in compensation for the overtime worked.

Action: Review any non-autonomous employees covering managerial roles and pay for additional hours.

Holland & Barrett v Fitz

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