Holidays Act 2003

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Part 2 Holiday and leave entitlements

Subpart 1—Annual holidays

15 Purpose of this subpart

The purpose of this subpart is to—


provide all employees with a minimum of 4 weeks’ annual holidays to be paid at the time the holidays are taken; and


enable an employee to request that up to 1 week of his or her annual holidays entitlement be paid out; and


require employers to pay employees at the end of their employment for annual holidays not taken or paid out; and


enable employers to manage their businesses, taking into account the annual holiday entitlements of their employees.

Section 15: substituted, on 1 April 2011, by section 9 of the Holidays Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 126).