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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?
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?
Are employees entitled to time off for bank holidays in addition to the statutory minimum annual leave entitlement of 5.6 weeks?
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?
Employees can be required to take annual leave on bank holidays where the contract of employment provides for this. Even if the contract does not contain a provision to this effect, the Working Time Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1833) state that an employer can give its employees notice to take annual leave on particular dates. In the absence of any relevant agreement stating otherwise, it must give notice equal to twice the length of the holiday period that it wishes the employee to take.
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