What Is Your Obligation To Pay Staff
What Is Your Obligation To Pay Staff On Public Holidays?
Do you have a legal obligation to give your domestic staff time off and pay them?
Contrary to what some 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. 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.
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.