If a part-time employee changes their days of work but remains on part-time hours, does this change their holiday entitlement?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 7 January 2020
An employee who works part-time is still entitled to 5.6 weeks’ annual leave, the same as the entitlement for a full time employee. Unfortunately “week’s leave” is not defined in the Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016. Nevertheless, the established position is that a week's leave means that an employee or worker must be away from work for a week. For example, if an employee works part-time two days per week, a week's leave would be two days.
If an employee works part time hours across five days a week, an employer may find it more convenient to calculate their holiday entitlement by reference to hours rather than days. For example, if an employee works 20 hours per week, their
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