When calculating employee’s holiday entitlement, should it be done on pro rata basis? E.g. If "Sam" works 5 days per week at 37.5 hours and gets 20 days annual leave entitlement per annum, then takes a step back to 4 days per week, how should his annual leave entitlement then be calculated?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 6 January 2015
Under the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 (the “Act”), employees are entitled to paid annual leave, calculated as one of the following:
(a) 4 working weeks in a leave year in which he or she works at least 1,365 hours (unless it is a leave year in which he or she changes employment),
(b) one-third of a working week for each month in the leave year in which he or she works at least 117 hours, or;
(c) 8 per cent of the hours he or she works in a leave year (but subject to a maximum of 4 working weeks).
Employees are entitled to avail of whichever of the above options provides him/her with the longest amount of leave.
This entitlement is in addition to paid leave, time-off in
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