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How do I treat Bank and Public Holidays in the calculation of entitlement?
For full-time employees, if you start from a total of 28 days including Bank and Public Holidays, your employees will need to use a day’s holiday not to work on each Bank or Public Holiday. They may also need to reserve holiday for any period during which your businesses closes down for example between 25 December and the new year.
For part-time employees, if you start from a pro-rated total of 28 days including Bank and Public Holidays, your employees will need to use a day’s holiday not to work on a Bank or Public Holiday that falls on a day on which they would normally work. Many employers let part-time employees switch their working days around Bank and Public Holidays but take care if you allow this practice because you may be treating your part-time employees more favourably than your full-time employees.
How do I pro-rata holiday entitlement for starters and leavers?
Divide the number of weeks worked in the holiday year by 52 and multiply the number of days’ holiday your employee is entitled to in a full year’s employment.
How do I decide whether I should calculate part-time workers’ holiday entitlement in hours or days?
If your employee works the same number of hours each day you should calculate the holiday entitlement by dividing the number of days worked by the number of working days in the week, usually 5.
If your employee works different hours on each day they work but work less than 5 days per week you should calculate their holiday entitlement in hours by dividing the number of hours they work per week by the number of full-time hours per week.
How do I pro-rata holiday entitlement for starters and leavers who work part-time?
Calculate the pro-rata holiday entitlement as above and then pro-rate by the part-time % of full-time working.