|Public and religious holidays|
|The leave year|
|Issues to consider|
|Termination of employment|
|Holidays and sickness|
- Holidays and holiday pay are two of the terms that must be set out in the written statement of terms and conditions of employment or in the contract of employment.
- Every worker (i.e. not just employees) is entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid statutory leave a year under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR). Apart from this, holidays and holiday pay are a contractual matter between employer and employee.
- Contractual holidays go towards discharging the obligation to give statutory leave and, where a worker has both statutory and contractual leave, he can take advantage of whichever right, in any respect, is the more favourable.
- It is unlawful to pay holiday pay as part of the hourly rate of pay (so-called 'rolled-up holiday pay'): workers should be paid for their holiday at the time they take it....The full version of this article is available to subscribers only. To read the full article you must sign in.
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