What is the minimum statutory provision for paid holiday?
Are employees entitled to time off for bank holidays in addition to the statutory minimum annual leave entitlement of 5.6 weeks?
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?
Can workers take holiday whenever they like?
Should an employer insist that holiday is taken?
How should an employer compute a week's pay in relation to an employee's holiday pay entitlement?
What is a workforce agreement on holiday?
What are bank holidays?
Can bank holidays be included in a worker's statutory leave entitlement?
As a result of amendments to the Working Time Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1833), the statutory minimum annual leave entitlement increased from four to 5.6 weeks between October 2007 and April 2009. There is no automatic entitlement to take time off on bank holidays in addition to this, unless the terms of the employment contract provide otherwise.
Under s.1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, employers must give new employees a written statement of terms and conditions of employment. Under s.1(4)(d)(i) of the Act, the statement must contain terms relating to holiday entitlement, including bank holidays, and holiday pay.
Prior to the increase in holiday from four to 5.6 weeks, many employers worded contracts to the effect that employees were entitled to "statutory entitlement plus bank holidays". Previously, this wording would have granted an entitlement to 20 days' leave (for an employee working a five-day week) plus eight bank holidays. Following the increase, it denotes an entitlement to 28 days' leave plus eight bank holidays. Employers should check their organisation's employment contracts to determine whether or not this could be an issue.
Is an employee who is required to work on bank holidays entitled to extra pay?
Are employees who are required to work on bank holidays entitled to pay in lieu of time off, or additional holiday?
Can employees be required to take annual leave on bank holidays?
Are part-time workers entitled to bank holidays?
If a part-time or shift-working employee is not scheduled to work on a bank holiday, is he or she entitled to an additional day's holiday?
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