Shane Leahy v Kilkenny County Council [2024]

  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Working Time
Issues covered: Working Time; Annual Leave; Calculation of payments

Summary Sentence:

The Complainant’s rate of pay for annual leave was found to properly include regularly rostered overtime and allowances, and his rate of pay for public holidays was found to properly include allowances only.


The Complainant has worked for the Respondent since November 1984. In that time, the Complainant received a rate of basic pay, but also received additional regularly-scheduled overtime, a “machine washing” payment, and an allowance for eating on-site. The Complainant argued that all of these payments comprise the Complainant’s “weekly wages” for the purpose of calculating his rate of pay for annual leave and public holidays. However, the Respondent has only

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This article is correct at 23/05/2024

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