Commercial Holiday Pay Advice

By: Mick O'Toole

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  • Effective and up-to-date help with current holiday pay legislation
  • Take the confusion out holiday pay entitlement

Here to help you make sense of holiday pay

Under EU law, full-time workers are entitled to four weeks’ holiday pay each year. Whilst this works as a general rule, there are variations around it that can cause some confusion. For instance, part-time workers qualify on a pro-rata basis and self-employed persons receive no entitlement at all. And when an employee leaves, they may owe – or be owed – holiday pay, depending on their leaving date.

Getting holiday pay right for your company and your workforce

There has traditionally been a lot of employer confusion around whether or not an employer must factor overtime or commission into an employee’s holiday pay, particularly in light of some recent UK and EU decisions. However, it has long been the case that commission ought to be included in calculating holiday pay for commission based employees, whereas overtime only needs to be included where it is “regular and rostered”.

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Thousands of companies count on us for holiday pay advice

With ever-changing legislation, it’s hard to keep up on the right way to calculate holiday pay for your workforce. That’s why more and more companies rely on Employers Direct. We’ve more than 35 years’ experience when it comes to looking after companies just like yours throughout Ireland and the UK. You can trust our fully qualified advisors for practical guidance that always takes into account the very latest rules and regulations governing holiday pay.

For free advice on holiday pay, call Employers Direct now on 1890 130 024.