New employment laws mean an extra day holiday

New employment laws mean an extra day holiday

Travel industry workers should make sure they are getting all the holiday allowance they are entitled to, as new employment regulations come into force.

From April 1, changes to government legislation mean all employees who work a five day week are entitled to 28 days paid holiday a year – up from the current legal level of 24.

A study by human resources consultancy Croner has shown that 21% of British workers are allowed less than 27 days holiday per year including bank holidays.

Gillian Dowling, employment technical consultant at Croner, said employers could find themselves in hot water if they fail to meet their legal obligations.

She said: “Money and holidays are often the key motivators when searching for a job and are an essential part of an employment contract.

“At the moment it seems not everyone is aware of their rights. The real danger for employers is when their staff become more switched on. If they haven’t asked already for the extra holiday, they will do soon.”

Other changes to the law include an increase in pay for workers taking time off for illness to £126.06 a week

Employees who have children under 16, or disabled children under 18, will be allowed to request flexible working hours. Staff with children under six are already entitled to this.


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