How do I calculate holiday pay for flexible workers on a compressed working week scheme?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 22 March 2016
Jennifer Cashman
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We have recently introduced, as one of our flexible working options, a Compressed Working Week Scheme.  Employees who are now working this compressed week have queried how we are going to calculate their annual leave and public holiday entitlements.  How do I handle it?


In relation to this matter, there are two issues to be considered - the hours to which a person is entitled in respect of an annual leave / public holiday day and the pay to which they are entitled for the same days.  I will deal with both issues separately as outlined below:

Calculating annual leave entitlement for employees on a compressed working week

Generally speaking, the holiday

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