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Cover Selwyn's Law of Employment

14. Normal Working Hours and a Week’s Pay  

In order to quantify the amount of money payable to an employee in respect of the violation of certain specific statutory rights, it is necessary to ascertain the employee’s weekly pay, which is done by reference to the employee’s ‘normal working hours’. This chapter considers provisions of the Employment Rights Act s 221–229 which set out what a week’s pay is, as well as the precise formulae for determining how a week’s pay is to be calculated and what to take into account, and, in certain specific cases lists the situations in which there is a statutory cap on that amount.


Cover Employment Law Concentrate

3. Pay  

Each Concentrate revision guide is packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more. Concentrates show you what to expect in a law exam, what examiners are looking for, and how to achieve extra marks. This chapter discusses the law on employee wages. An employer may be required to pay wages even if there is no work for the employee to do. Part II of Employment Rights Act 1996 deals with the protection of wages. The National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (NMWA) provides a minimum hourly wage for workers. A higher minimum wage for those over 23 (until 2021, this was 25), the National Living Wage, was introduced in 2016.