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.
From April 2019 Statutory Shared Parental Pay will paid at £148.68 per week (April 2019) or 90% of average weekly earnings (whichever is lower).
One of the qualifying conditions for receipt of SAP is to have average weekly earnings (before tax) of £118 or more (April 2019).
A worker is entitled to 5.6 weeks paid annual leave per year. This entitlement starts on the day the employee begins employment.
Women expecting a baby on or after 6th April 2008 who satisfy the qualifying conditions are entitled to a maximum of 39 weeks SMP.
Employers are responsible for the payment of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for periods of illness of four days or more up to a total of 28 weeks' absence in any one period of incapacity for work.
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.
The statutory redundancy payment scheme aims to ensure that people who are dismissed through no fault of their own receive compensation. Employees who meet certain requirements are statutorily entitled to a lump sum from their employer.