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Bank holidays

(6 Posts)
SuspendedInGaffaTape Tue 29-Nov-16 09:25:07

I have a nanny who is starting next month working Monday and Tuesdays (8hrs per day). What do I do about bank holidays? Obviously there's a bunch over Christmas this year on Monday and Tuesdays and then the others that always fall on a Monday during the rest of the year. Does she have to take them as holiday?
Thanks for any help!

SuspendedInGaffaTape Tue 29-Nov-16 09:26:17

When I say next month I mean next week, December!

LIZS Tue 29-Nov-16 09:31:05

You should allocate her the statutory amount of paid leave on a 40% basis (assuming she is working 2 full days). If you also include bh days she can redeem those hours against the ones she doesn't work. If you prefer her to work on a bh she could take those allocated hours at another time. Are you doing the payroll yourself?

Callaird Tue 29-Nov-16 12:24:29

Everyone is entitled to 5.6 weeks or 28 days holiday per annum which can include bank holidays.

40% of 28 = 11.2 days, you can't round down so most would offer 11 and a half or 12 days. If you want her to work bank holidays you can ask her. If you don't need her then it can come out of her holiday allowance. I would work out how many bank holidays fall on her working days and then divide what's left between you for holidays.

I'm surprised you haven't discussed this (and stated it in her contract) already. I ask for signed contract at least two weeks before I start a new job!

Cindy34 Tue 29-Nov-16 15:44:07

Do you want her to work on any of those bank holidays? If they are not worked, then you can decide that they have to be taken as part of annual holiday. If you wanted, you can give them as an extra paid day. If you don't want your nanny to work on them and they don't want to take as part of their annual holiday then you could let them take them off as unpaid leave, though that will mean you will have to let them take their holiday at other times which may not be as convenient.

Cindy34 Tue 29-Nov-16 15:49:07

Go through a diary and work out all the dates concerned over the next 12 months.
December 2016 will be 2 days. January 2017 will be 1 day, unless you are in Scotland in which case it would be 2 days.

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