22 Mar What is my holiday pay entitlement…
…in the 1st year if I have changed my job?
If you have not yet been employed for 52 weeks, your pay entitlements depends on how many full weeks you have been employed. For example, if you’ve been with your new employer for 26 full weeks, they should look at the average pay you received during those weeks to calculate your holiday pay.
Pay for taking holiday before you’ve built it up
In the first year of your job, you may be able to take paid holiday before you’ve built up (‘accrued’) enough holiday entitlement, if your employer agrees. For example, your employer might agree for you to take holiday soon after you start a new job. They will not be able to calculate pay in the usual way, looking at your average pay from previous weeks. Instead, you should get an amount which fairly represents your pay for the agreed time off.
To work out what’s fair, your employer should consider:
- the amount you’re paid for the job
- the pay you’ve already received, if any
- what others who do a similar job are paid for their holiday
We are grateful to ACAS for proving this information.
The Graham Ageny, working with you.