I was hoping someone could help me with some advice about holiday pay!
I started with my company on May 1st 2009. Due to the fact that we are very short staffed (recession and all that) I have only taken 1 days holidays since I commenced employment here.
With Christmas fast approaching I am wondering where I stand in regards to my holiday pay entitlements?
I work full time and a standard 40 hour week and have taken 1 days holidays this year along with 2 days sick leave.
My pay consists of a standard weekly wage along with a monthly commission cheque. ( I heard that commission/bonuses are calculated into holiday pay, is this true?
Can anyone tell me what my entitlements are? Furthermore, as I explained we are short staffed so even If i am entitled to say 10 or so days leave, I doubt that I will be able to take them all as i work in retail and we will be open mostly over the Christmas. Therefore, where do I stand if my employer cannot allow me to take my full leave entitlements?
Do i simply get paid for days I do not take or can I carry them over?
Any help would be most appreciated
Thanks in advance