How do I protect my business when it comes to workers and holiday pay?

If you’re unsure what you need to pay workers who don’t have a written contract, you should review your situation now. The best way is to speak to us and get solid employment contracts in place. The potential penalties and costs are significant and it’s not worth taking any risks when it comes to employment … Read more

What happens if I don’t pay holiday pay?

Holiday pay is a legal entitlement for ALL workers. If you think that you’ve got a legitimate reason not to pay holiday pay, you should be prepared to prove this when challenged. In court. Paying legal fees of £300/hour plus VAT. If you don’t pay a worker holiday pay, then you would be liable to legal action. A worker … Read more

Holiday – What if they don’t work 5 days a week?

If you’ve got a worker who works less than 5 days per week, their holiday entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis. So, if they work 3 days per week, they’d get 3/5 of 28 days, which is 16.8 days of paid holiday a year. This calculation works if they have set or regular hours every week.

Do I have to pay the bank holidays?

Bank or public holidays do not have to be given as paid leave. Although bank holidays are not a legal requirement, many employers include them as part of the paid holiday entitlement. So, the UK has between 8 and 10 bank holidays per year (depending on where you live), which means workers can get 20 days of holiday plus bank … Read more

All workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks’ holiday every year.

If they work a standard 5-day week, this means they get 5.6 weeks or 28 days of paid holiday each year. It’s often called annual leave or statutory leave entitlement, but it all means the same thing. If they work 40 hours a week (i.e. full time), they can’t earn more holiday by working more … Read more

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