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.
Published April 2016
Use the guidance set out in the Self Help Guide on Preparing a Written Statement of Main Terms and Conditions of Employment to complete a draft statement
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.
Employees and workers are entitled to various types of leave depending on their circumstances and the length of time they have been employed.