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smiler01 Thu 22-Nov-12 11:53:20

just looking for a bit of advice please if someone can help.

I work in payroll and maintain peoples holidays although have no further knowledge of legal entitlements except everyone is entitled to 5.6 weeks holiday a year which includes bank holidays.

I'm a little stuck on working out this employees holiday entitlement and thought I'd ask here.

He works 3 days a week so 3 x 5.6 = 16.8 days holiday (usually used for annual leave and bank hols)

This particular employee doesnt work Monday's and Fridays so how would I work out his annual leave entitlement??

I assumed I would look to see what bank holidays fall on the days he doesn't work and deduct them from the 16.8 days.

Is this the correct way to do it or is there a much easier way??

Thanks in advance

flowery Thu 22-Nov-12 12:21:45

Yes. He gets 17 days, and any bank holidays that fall on his normal working days would be deducted from that total, leaving the rest for him to take as holiday. The amount he actually gets as normal holiday might obviously vary slightly year-to-year.

redskyatnight Thu 22-Nov-12 12:22:42

Your company should have a policy on this. How their holiday entitlement is worked out should also be defined on in the contracts of part time workers. Part time worker cannot be treated less fairly than full time workers however the way this is implemented varies by company to company. In your case I think 5.6 weeks (including bank holidays) is the statutory minimum so your 3 day part time worker can't be given less than 16.8 days.
(but please get official guidance)

smiler01 Thu 22-Nov-12 12:45:44

Many thanks

Flowery he works tues wed and thurs so except possibly Xmas and boxing day and news years day all the bank holidays fall on his non working day.
Would that mean then that he gets 17 days minus say just as example 3 days for Xmas day boxing day and nyd he would be left with 14 days to use for annual leave??

redskyatnight thank you for your reply too. There doesn't seem to be anything in writing about holidays and part time employees and the directors don't really seem to know the ins and outs of working out part time employees holidays. The lady I replaced knew a lot about HR etc and worked here along time so they never needed to I guess, although I've replaced her my job was advertised as payroll not HR so I haven't the knowledge as the previous lady did.

Thanks again smile

flowery Thu 22-Nov-12 12:48:19

Yep, that's right, lucky him!

smiler01 Thu 22-Nov-12 13:44:18

Yeah very lucky smile
Thank you again

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