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What is the minimum statutory provision for paid holiday?
Can unused statutory annual holiday be carried forward to the next holiday year?
Can unused statutory annual holiday be replaced by a payment in lieu?
Does reg.13A of the Working Time Regulations 1998 affect all employers?
Is an employer legally obliged to offer all its workers holiday payment?
What are part-time workers' rights to paid holiday?
Does an employer have to pay holiday pay to its casual workers?
Are mobile workers in road transport covered by the Working Time Regulations 1998?
No. In the absence of any arrangement or agreement to the
contrary, a worker must give notice equal to twice the length of the holiday
that he or she wishes to take. The employer can then give counter notice
requiring that the leave not be taken, so long as this counter notice is
equivalent to the length of the holiday requested, and the worker is not
prevented from taking the leave to which he or she is entitled in that holiday
year. Employers can also require workers to take leave at particular times, such
as over the Christmas period or during the annual factory shutdown. The employer
must give notice equal to twice the length of holiday that it wishes the workers
During their first year of employment, workers may be permitted to
take only that portion of their full 5.6-week entitlement to paid annual holiday
that has accrued due to them at the material time, calculated monthly in
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