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    I've started a job recently and i am unsure as to what i am entitiled to.

    Basically work as a Retail IT Technician from 8.30 to 5.30, 5 days a week mon-sat. I am paid a salary rather than paid by the hour.

    Could anyone tell me what exactly i should be legally entitled to in terms of number of days holiday, time for lunch etc..

    Also i presume it is a legal requirement to provide staff with wage slips?

    Thanks

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    whatsThePoint;8252918

    Should say all that in your contract



    +1...

    Your employer should state all of that information as it is up to them (within reason)
    :thumbsup:

    onlyme23;8252920

    http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/your_money/employment/faq_index_employment/faq_employment_entitlement_to_paid_holiday.htm



    To sum up..

    If you work a 5 day week as you said - you're entitled to 28 days paid annual leave a year.. But pretty much every company in the U.K include bank holidays within that, so you get 20.. That's the min though..

    I get 25 days + Bank holidays where i work.

    Time for lunch i believe is one half hour break per 4 hours worked, so an hour lunch break...

    adviceguide.org.uk/ind…htm

    •the right to paid holiday. Full-time employees are entitled to at least 2 … •the right to paid holiday. Full-time employees are entitled to at least 24 days a year. Part-time employees are entitled to a pro rata amount



    •the right to an itemised pay slip. This applies from the day the e … •the right to an itemised pay slip. This applies from the day the employee starts work.



    •hours and rests. Nearly all workers have the right not to have to work f … •hours and rests. Nearly all workers have the right not to have to work for more than 48 hours on average, a week. Night workers cannot work an average of more than eight hours in each 24 hour period. Workers aged 18 and over (adult workers) are entitled to one day off each week. Workers aged 16-18 (adolescent workers) are entitled to two days off each week. Adult workers are entitled to eleven hours consecutive rest per day, and a minimum 20 minute rest break if their working day is longer than six hours. Adolescent workers are entitled to 12 hours consecutive rest per day, and a minimum 30 minute rest break if they work for longer than four and a half hours

    you should also be paid for 37.5 hours a week on salary, so I assume you are getting an 1.5 hours lunch break a day, less from 8.30am - 5.30pm to make your day 7.5hrs under Working Time Directives


    I get 33 days A/L a year plus Bank Holidays.......

    From the direct.gov web-site:There is a minimum right to paid holiday, … From the direct.gov web-site:There is a minimum right to paid holiday, but your employer may offer more than this. The main things you should know about holiday rights are that:you are entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks paid annual leave (28 days for someone working five days a week) you start building up holiday as soon as you start work your employer can control when you take your holiday you get paid your normal pay for your holiday when you finish a job, you get paid for any holiday you have not taken bank and public holidays can be included in your minimum entitlement you continue to be entitled to your holiday leave throughout your ordinary and additional maternity leave and paternity and adoption leave


    This can include bank holidays but it is up to the individual employer, so you may get more. Look at your section 1 statement or contract of employment.

    Original Poster

    Thanks everyone for your responses.

    Haven't actually signed a contract or physically have a contract myself, just have been made aware of the terms.

    I have been told that i get 21 days off a year + week off over xmas period. I am unsure as to whether that is 21 + bank holidays. I have this friday off and monday off but monday is counting as my normal day off during the week if that makes sense!

    So just to confirm it should be 21 + bank holidays or 28 including bank holidays?

    Really need to get all this comfirmed by the owner of the business, but i'm unsure as to how to bring it up.

    "Are you aware that i legally have the right to .........."

    I think its quite a reasonable thing to ask ... for a copy of your contract of employment.

    If its holiday specifically, just say you are planning ahead for your holidays and wondered how many you get.

    I get 20 days plus bank holidays, which I believe is the minimum.
    Always have to save days to use over Christmas as we close the office :thinking:

    Over the last three years I've only taken 6-8 days per annum. I foolishly save them (just in case) then run out of time to actually use them.

    Really need to get all this comfirmed by the owner of the business, but … Really need to get all this comfirmed by the owner of the business, but i'm unsure as to how to bring it up."Are you aware that i legally have the right to .........."



    probably not like that!

    why don't you ask the general question because your confused and want to know - if they say something you don't like then start spouting the legally entitled to stuff?

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    bathfan;8253384

    Thanks everyone for your responses. Haven't actually signed a contract or … Thanks everyone for your responses. Haven't actually signed a contract or physically have a contract myself, just have been made aware of the terms.I have been told that i get 21 days off a year + week off over xmas period. I am unsure as to whether that is 21 + bank holidays. I have this friday off and monday off but monday is counting as my normal day off during the week if that makes sense!So just to confirm it should be 21 + bank holidays or 28 including bank holidays?Really need to get all this comfirmed by the owner of the business, but i'm unsure as to how to bring it up."Are you aware that i legally have the right to .........."


    just say you havent received a copy of your contract.
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