- posted 5 years ago
"To calculate your average weekly earnings your employer will average your gross earnings over a period of at least eight weeks up to and including the last payday before the end of your qualifying week."
Do earning take into account months on a pro-rata basis or pay. It's perhaps rather unfortunate that a lady did a lot of overtime in the month that included her qualifying week, yet didn't get paid for this overtime until after the qualifying date.
Example: Qualifying date 30th August 2014
Paid on last day of month: 30th June : £500 31st July : £500 31st August : £1,000
If I use: If I say she is paid in the last day of the month, her qualifying pay is based on just 30th June and 31st July payslip and so will lose out on some maternity pay.
Is this right?