Limit on back pay claims

Posted on Dec 23, 2014

The Government has introduced legislation to limit all unlawful deduction claims (excluding certain claims for example for SMP, SSP) to 2 years before the ET1 is lodged. This is to deal with the claims for retrospective holiday pay arising out of the recent cases on paid holiday. However, this only comes into effect for claims submitted after July 2015, so if any employees want to claim back pay now, then those claims will not be limited.