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Holiday Entitlement & Pay

An update on the legal minimum holiday entitlement and how to calculate holiday pay

In this episode 202 of the podcast I bring you an update on the latest news about holiday pay and holiday entitlement following the Supreme Court Case of Harpur Trust v Brazel.

In this episode of the podcast I cover:

  • Basics of holiday entitlement.
  • The foundations of holiday entitlement in law.
  • How to calculate holiday pay for employees and workers with regular hours and pay.
  • How to calculate holiday pay for employees and workers whose hours vary.
  • What to include in the calculation of the 52 week average for holiday pay.
  • Why all employees and workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday regardless of the number of hours that they work.
  • Why part year workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks holiday.
  • Whether you can pay rolled up holiday pay.

You can ready the full judgement in the Harpur Trust case here: JUDGEMENT.

You can listen to previous episodes on holiday pay calculations here:

Holiday Pay & Commission the Court of Appeal Decision: Episode 65

Holiday Entitlement & Pay: Episode 48

Holiday & Sickness Absence: Episode 25

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The information contained in this Podcast and post is provided for guidance and is a snapshot of the law at the time. It is provided for your information only and should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice that it specific to your particular circumstances.

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