Holiday entitlement

With signs that spring is finally here many employees will be planning or longing for their summer holidays.

Holiday entitlement is one of the complex areas which can cause employee dissatisfaction if not handled correctly, especially for those with part time or irregular hours. Since 1 April 2009 the minimum statutory holiday entitlement has been 5.6 weeks inclusive of Bank Holidays, the equivalent of 28 days for those employees working a five day week. Employers may of course offer more holiday if they wish.