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Q. Can I pay my staff for holidays that they don't take?

A.

Employment legislation regarding holiday pay is constantly changing.

Staff are legally entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks of holiday per year.

For most people, that’s 28 days including 8 bank holidays.

If your staff are not taking all their legal minimum holidays then this shows there is a problem. It is a legal right and a health and safety requirement that staff have the right amount of rest and recuperation from work.

It is against the law to pay staff for holidays that they should take as their legal minimum right. 

This is a simple answer to a complex issue.

If this is something concerning you, we recommend you take professional advice.

Charlotte Orange
Charlotte Winder
HR Advisor
01772 914085
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