Holiday pay is a statutory entitlement for all UK workers, regardless of their contractual status. This entitlement applies to full-time, part-time, term-time and casual workers.
Most workers get 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday each year and the entitlement varies depending on their start date.
But what happens is one of your employees calls in sick to extend the holidays or if he has only been working for a few weeks? As simple as it may seem to calculate the correct amount to be paid, in reality, there several other considerations to include in a calculation of holiday days owed.
Understanding holiday pay
Are All Staff Entitled to Paid Annual Leave?
The scale of the business is irrelevant when it comes to holiday pay. Whether you’re a large corporation or a small business with very few employees, your staff are entitled to paid leave for holidays.
Employer Advice has UK-based holiday pay specialists ready to take your call 24/7, with the answers you need—saving you time, money and worry.
We recommend these steps:
- Call us NOW for a FREE 15-minute phone consultation with our experts to ensure your business is compliant.
- We will send you our FREE ACAS compliant holiday refusal template.
- (Optional): Book a free follow-up call if you have any further questions.
Holiday Pay Explained
Common Holiday Pay and Holiday Leave Questions
Are you faced with these questions or any others regarding holiday pay? Call our team today and let us assist with FREE advice based on the ACAS Code of Practice
Check out some of the questions we regularly receive:
- How much annual leave are employees entitled to?
- Do I have to pay my employees for bank holidays?
- What do we need to pay employees while they are on holiday?
- Is guaranteed overtime included in the calculation of holiday pay?
- Does commission need to be included as part of holiday pay?
- Can I pay an employee in lieu of holidays?
- What is rolled-up holiday pay? Is it legal?
- Are employees on long term sick leave and maternity entitled to annual leave?
- Can employees carry over untaken annual leave?
- What should I do if all my employees want to take time off at Christmas?
acas based advice
You Can Refuse a Holiday Request for a Wide Range of Reasons
Did you know that, as an employer, you retain the ability to approve or refuse holiday requests?
If you’re managing staff, you’ll no doubt have suffered with last-minute annual leave requests, more than one employee requesting leave at the same time or employees booking their hotel before a request has been approved.
We understand employers. That’s what makes us the professional’s choice when it comes to resolving your holiday pay challenges, 24/7.
Call Us NOW and get our ACAS compliant, FREE holiday refusal template.
Assisting Employers For More than 40 Years
Trying to calculate holiday pay can be a challenge for businesses of any size. If your business wants to better understand holiday pay and annual leave then why not speak to an expert?
Employer Advice’s experts have helped more than 14,000 UK businesses. We provide business owners with 24/7 expert advice on staff management, HR and employment law issue. We only give advice to employers, so you know we have your business’s best interests at heart.
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