Do Companies Have to Pay for Extra Bank Holidays?

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There is a new bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. Extra bank holidays can cause confusion for employers. Do you need to pay for extra bank holidays? Is it an unpaid day off? Do you need to close up shop for that day at all? Or does it come from your employee’s statutory holiday allowance? We’ll take a look at some of the complications an added bank holiday can throw at employers and what you need to do.

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Holiday Requests and Christmas

We’re approaching the time of year when a flurry of holiday requests land in your inbox. And this year there is more to consider than usual. Your decisions may depend on your staffing levels needed through an extended winter lockdown, holiday build-up, and considerations for those with young families. 

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Furlough Scheme and Employee Holidays: How Does It Work?

9.3 million employees in the UK have been placed on the government’s furlough scheme since March 2020. And rule changes in July allow a phased return to work.

The scheme has changed over the year and will now run until the end of April 2021.

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4 Things to Know about Bank Holiday Entitlement

As an employer, it’s important to know the employment law concerning bank holiday entitlement and other public holidays.

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Can I use my holiday entitlement during my notice period?

Can I use my holiday entitlement during my notice period?

A common question for employers when a member of staff is serving their notice is ‘can I use my holiday entitlement during my notice period?’ And while losing a member of the team can be a difficult process, especially if you invested in that person, it’s good to know what you can and cannot do around holiday entitlement.

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Bank Holiday Entitlement for Part-Time Workers

Are you ensuring fair bank holiday entitlement for your part-time workers?

Equality among part-time employees can be elusive, especially when it comes to holiday entitlement. Two employees working identical hours may find differences in their holiday allowances.

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Top 3 Reasons You Should Consider Ditching the Spreadsheets

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Interested in simplifying your holiday process, saving time and hassle at all levels of the business, and reducing your sickness absence to boot? Read on to find out why it could be worth ditching Excel to manage your annual leave.

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