Bank holiday pay

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africaking | 10:59 Wed 12th Apr 2006 | Business & Finance
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Can anyone tell me if I am likely to get bank holiday pay if I am working somewhere on contract through an employment agancy?

Just want to know the legalities of the situation, am I entitled to pay?


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You may well get paid but there is no legal obligation to do so. If you do get paid it can (but doesn't have to) count against any holiday entitlement the employment agency gives you.

I think I'm right in saying that there is no legal obligation to pay you extra for working a bank holiday. Obviously it is a big incentive though, because not many people are happy to work on what would otherwise be a holiday day, for the same rate as a normal working day. The best thing to do is ask the question of your employers (Agency).

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sorry forgot to mention that, I am not working on the bank holiday as the offices are closed, I have no choice in the matter, but am I correct in thinking that the agency don't have to pay?
Correct, they don't HAVE to pay. They might, but more likely not.
i work thru an agency and no they dont pay for bank holidays! you have to take it as holiday!! i know! its awful.....
Hi - I work in accounts & payroll for a family run business which is a bit like an agency.

They don't have to pay you more for working on bank holidays but if you have been with the agency and worked with them for more than 12 weeks. (not necessarily every day) but in bits to show you have a reasonable employment by them, then you are entitled to a paid day off with any holiday pay. BUT the agency would or should have given you some terms and conditions when you signed with them about things like this

They probably won't pay you for BH unless you've been working or took it as annual leave.

Unfair I know but that's the way it is!

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