Most workers - whether part-time or full-time - are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks' paid annual leave. Employers can set the times of the year that leave needs to be taken and workers must give the employer notice when they want to take leave.
Employees and workers are entitled to various types of leave depending on their circumstances and the length of time they have been employed.
The hours we work and the pay we receive for that work are two key factors when it comes to job satisfaction, feeling fulfilled, challenged and rewarded. It is important that record keeping systems are robust, policies and communication about breaks and benefits are clear, and that people know their rights and responsibilities.
Employees and workers receive some form of payment in return for the work they do.
This section covers deduction from pay for employers and employees.
There are different types of employees, including agency workers, apprentices, piece workers, posted workers and young workers. Further information on each is provided below.
There are various other types of leave including: garden leave; time off for public duties; and study / training leave.