Employees are not automatically entitled to paid time off for bank and public holidays.
Employers must pay their employees for statutory holidays (contractual holidays may differ) that have been built up but not taken at the time they leave their employment.
As Coronavirus in Northern Ireland continues, It is important that businesses and workers know what their rights and responsibilities are when it comes to protecting staff and themselves from the spread of the virus.
A worker is entitled to 5.6 weeks paid annual leave per year. This entitlement starts on the day the employee begins employment.
From April 2019 Statutory Shared Parental Pay will paid at £151.20 per week (April 2020) or 90% of average weekly earnings (whichever is lower).
From one time to another, employing organisations will experience absence by their staff due to illness. Illness absences are usually unplanned. This makes planning and covering work difficult for employers given the short notice of illness occurrences.
Final pay given to an employee can be different from their regular pay.
If the amount you have been paid differs from what is expected, speak with your employer first to check what has happened. Your employer can then either correct the mistake or explain why there is a change in your pay.
Women expecting a baby on or after 6th April 2008 who satisfy the qualifying conditions are entitled to a maximum of 39 weeks SMP.
One of the qualifying conditions for receipt of SAP is to have average weekly earnings (before tax) of £120 or more (April 2020).