Holiday pay — your questions answered
By Simon Fennell
Calculating holiday pay is proving to be a hot topic at the moment, with recent employment tribunal and European court decisions hitting the headlines.
We answer the questions employers are grappling with as a result of these decisions.
How much holiday are workers entitled to?
Under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR), workers are entitled to a statutory minimum of 5.6 weeks’ (28 days’) paid holiday a year. This is a more generous entitlement than the four weeks provided for in the Working Time Directive from which we get the WTR. This is important since the principles coming from the European cases only apply to the four-week period…
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