| 29 March 2021

Holidays Act Review — What Next?

The purpose of the Holidays Act 2003 (Act) is to promote balance between work and other aspects of employees’’ lives. The Act sets out minimum entitlements to holidays and leave, including how employees should be paid for leave and the obligations of employers in relation to those entitlements. However, the application of the Act can pose challenges for employers.

There are well-known uncertainties surrounding entitlements, particularly for employees who do not work a ““standard”“ Monday to Friday 40-hour working week.


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By Layla Darawzeh, Solicitor