I have requested and been accepted for three day a week . I have 56 days accrued holiday which I play to rake as 4th day till it runs out so I am paid for four days rather than three for a year .
My husband seems to think my contract to say I am working four days a week as I am taking the fourth day holiday but I have tried to explain to him that it doesn't work like that as I am techniciaally working three but using accrued holiday for the fourth.
Anyone have any links to websites where shows this so I explain it to him better as he keeps getting very frustrated not understanding it and I am getting annoying having to explain it over and over again
This wouldn't be allowed in any company I've worked for either, sorry OP. Do you have a letter from your company agreeing to pay your holiday pay in this way? You can normally only book a day's holiday for a day that you are down to work so if you have 3 days work you couldn't work three and book a fourth as holiday. You'd have to work two and book the third as holiday.
Does your contract say four days a week or three?!
I agree with your husband too. I am contracted to work full time (five days a week). I took today off so I will only work 4 days this week. My holiday was taken on what would otherwise have been a working day.
I agree with your husband. I don't think you would have much of a leg to stand on with your current contract if they decided to keep you at 3 days after you use all your holiday, and it may impact the account of holiday you accrue in future.
Your letter should state that you are contracted to work 4 days per week until x date and you will use accrued holiday to take every, for example, Thursday off. Thereafter you will reduce your contracted hours to 3 days per week.
I can't believe the stupidity of your HR department. Or they know they are stitching you up big time.
And correct me if I'm wrong but if OP is being contracted to 3 days and being paid an additional forth, would she not be doing herself out of leave in the future i.e wouldn't be able to accrue as much additional leave?
Another who agrees with your DH - yo what contract should state that you are contracted for 4 days per week, moving down to 3 days per week at X date (with a note to say that you'll be taking 1 day per week as annual leave).
That's the only way you'll get paid for 4 days per week & also means your holiday should accrue at a 4-day per week rate rather than at 3-days per week. You'll be doing yourself out of properly accruing leave / pension contributions etc etc.
Hope you get it sorted & your company aren't deliberately trying to fleece you.
Implications for your work pension, as well as your annual leave entitlement. It may not seem a big deal right now, but ‘every little bit counts’ and your pension entitlement for a year worked as 0.8 (4 days of a working week) will be different from a year worked as only 0.6
A lot of companies allow you to use your accrued holiday as you want so either getting paid in a lump etc or delaying your start day back. I am just choosing to spread it out over the year
No they don’t. It is normal to have to take them as soon as you return to work, so yes to delaying your start but I’ve never known of any company allowing what yours is. Is it a small company you work for? Who has agreed it?