Holiday pay is only paid to PAYE associates of Search. If you are paid through a Limited, Umbrella, CIS or Employer Service Provider then the responsibility of holiday pay lies with them. You must contact them for confirmation of your entitlement.
Associates have an entitlement to a maximum of 28 days (5.6 weeks) holiday per annum, inclusive of all public holiday entitlement. Entitlement to paid annual leave accrues in proportion to the amount of time worked by the associate, and will be pro-rated where part-time hours are worked, or where an associate does not work the full year.
The holiday year runs from the date on which you start working for Search as an associate, and we will accrue a ‘holiday pot’ for you. For each week that you are paid, this ‘pot’ will be increased by a minimum of 12.07% of hours worked to ensure that you receive the minimum 28 days holiday.
All holiday entitlement must be taken during the holiday year in which it was accrued, and may not be carried over. If an associate fails to take holiday through their own failure, no payment will be made for the untaken holiday.
Any holiday payments are based on the average pay rate which was received over the previous 52 week period. If you have had less than 52 weeks of pay, the average pay rate for the weeks you have been paid will be used. Holiday payments will not exceed the value held in your ‘holiday pot’.
To request holiday pay the associate should complete a holiday request on the Hub. All holiday requests must be authorised by the client. This form should be sent to your Search consultant no later than the Friday of your holiday week.