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August Bank Holiday Dates And Your Obligations

Summer time and August Bank Holiday is fast approaching. Just to remind you, the date is 27th August. But do you have a legal obligation to give your domestic staff time off and pay them?

Contrary to what some employers believe, you do NOT have to give staff paid leave on Bank or Public Holidays. You can choose to include them as part of their statutory annual leave. Their entitlements should be specified in their contract of employment.

So what happens when a Bank Holiday falls on a weekend? Well, when that happens, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday according to the hours and days you work:

Full-time workers are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year (known as Statutory Leave Entitlement or annual leave).

Working 5 days a week

Most workers who work a 5-day week must receive at least 28 days paid annual leave per year. This is the equivalent of 5.6 weeks of holiday

Working Part time:

Part-time workers get less paid holiday than full-time workers. They’re entitled to at least 5.6 weeks of paid holiday but this amounts to fewer than 28 days because they work fewer hours per week.

The Graham Agency, keeping you informed.

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