Increase in the Holiday Pay Reference Period from 12 to 52 Weeks

On the 6 April 2020 the Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/1378) increase the reference period used for determining a week’s pay when calculating holiday pay for workers with irregular hours from 12 weeks to 52 weeks. The Government’s Good work plan states that the changes will allow greater flexibility for workers in choosing when to take holiday, particularly for those in seasonal or atypical roles that limit some workers from benefiting from their full holiday pay entitlement.

From 6 april 2020 employers will need to look back over the past 52 weeks, discarding any weeks that a worker did not earn pay, to calculate their average weekly pay.

CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT & EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK REVIEW

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I can review your Contract of Employment and Employee Handbook for compliance with this new legislation that takes affect on 6 April 2020 and provide a written report detailing where your contract and employee handbook will need updating. You will receive your report within 5 working days of sending me your contract and employee handbook.

If you authorise me to make the changes I have suggested in my report there will be an additional fee. My written report will confirm the fees and anticipated timescales.

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Increase in the Holiday Pay Reference Period from 12 to 52 Weeks