Save yourself a holiday headache – how to handle holiday entitlements and annual leave requests

How much holiday? One common question we’re asked on our member helpline is how much holiday is my employee entitled to?  If employees work full time, the answer is fairly simple. All full-time employees have a statutory right to 28 days (5.6 weeks) annual leave, which can include bank holidays. Part-time workers are entitled to the same level of holiday pro rata based on the number of hours they work. However these are the legal minimum so you can choose to give more if you wish. Can I say no to a holiday request? By law, your employees cannot demand

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